Donogh Rees stars as Jo, a wife on the brink of madness, in this short film from Christine Parker (Channelling Baby). Struggling to deal with raw meat in the kitchen, Jo lapses into a dream-state and fantasies about fronting a girl group (featuring backing singers costumed as the Virgin Mary, a dominatrix and a Barbie doll). Flashbacks show her partner James (Alistair Browning) arriving home drunk; she goes alone to a dinner party where the host asks about his absence. The story is based on Waiting for Jim, a short story by author Frances Cherry.
I've turned the sauna on for you.– Jo (Donogh Rees)
Made with with the assistance of Creative Film & Video Fund, QEII Arts Council NZ, NZFC, TVNZ
Original Music: Graeme Gash
Music for fantasy sequence: 'Where Would I Go' (1967 Bacharach/David), performed by Dionne Warwick