Director Greg Stitt's 50 minute film features Mark Hadlow playing Kevin, a pie cart worker obsessed with singer Mario Lanza. Kevin's idolatry turns into an identity crisis, as operatic-scale fantasising clashes with his meek disposition. Further complications arise from a friendship with his brash punk neighbour, and from stage fright ahead of a fundraiser for Kev's Lanza fan club (Lanza also had a noteworthy teenage fan club in Heavenly Creatures). Will Kev get his Susan Boyle moment? Sitt wrote the black comedy with Scarecrow scribe Michael Heath.
The film is totally stylised, but still very truthful and about real types of people. We see Kevin's perceptions of the colourful, over the top characters around him.– Greg Stitt, Onfilm magazine, June 1989
Pointy Head Pictures
Made in association with the NZ Film Commission's Short Film Fund