In this short film directed by Andrea Bosshard, a middle-aged couple's relationship sours as the teenage children make romantic discoveries. Dad (played by poet and Red Mole founder Alan Brunton) is shunned by his partner (Catherine Downes) who harbours a crush on the milkman (Jeremy Scrivener). The daughter dreams of a perfect lover and the son has a secret to share. The Intruder won Best Cinematography at the 1999 Ann Arbor Film Festival. An unseen narrator (Rangimoana Taylor) comments on the family's private thoughts, adding a surreal element to this dreamy, black and white domestic drama.
When the habit of loving becomes all habit and no love, it is time for the intruder to enter...– Narrator Rangimoana Taylor introduces the film
Made with post-production funding from Creative NZ and the NZ Film Commission's Screen Innovation Production Fund
Pianist Rose Beauchamp plays selections from Kinderszenen Op 15 by Robert Schuman, Album for the Young by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and 'My Friend John' by Music Box