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The Map Reader

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2009

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Mature

Teenager Michael (Auckward Love's Jordan Selwyn) has a bedroom plastered in maps, and dreams of one day meeting his mysterious father. His world view is challenged when he meets Mary (Filthy Rich's Bonnie Soper, in an award-winning performance) who has been blind since birth. Ohio-born writer/director Harold Brodie sets his second feature in and around the Rodney district, near Auckland. In these excerpts Michael and his mates spy on Mary; little does Michael know that Mum (Rebecca Gibney) has invited Mary and her mum over for dinner. Mary prompts the awkward Michael to open up about his life. 

I also had a love for maps. Since I was very young they always fascinated me. Reading maps was a daydream of some place far away and magical.
– Writer/director Harold Brodie in an Onfilm interview, February 2009, page 18

Produced by

Arkles Entertainment

Source

Arkles Entertainment

Acknowledgements

Produced with assistance from the NZ Film Commission

Music

Songs written and performed by Paul Ubana Jones, including closing credits song 'Kiss Me Tonite'

Soundtrack includes songs written and performed by Jackpoint