Donogh Rees stars as Jo, a wife on the brink of madness in this short film from Christine Parker (Channelling Baby). Jo, who struggles to deal with raw meat in the kitchen, 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 and she goes alone to a dinner party where the host asks about his absence. The story is based on Waiting for Jim, an original 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