Oscar Kightley's short film directing debut draws on his childhood memories of West Auckland life in the 1980s. Johnny (Mac Kuisava) is a budding writer and romantic, who faces a moral dilemma when he finds a lost wallet in a phone box outside his local dairy. Keenly aware of his surroundings, Jonny's influenced by streetwise older brother Moses (John Vaifale) but senses he can make a different life for himself using his creativity. The award-winning film touches on many issues — the clash between second and first generation Samoan Kiwis, casual police racism and the pains of growing up.
Youse are eggs.– Johnny (Mac Kaisuva) uses a choice 80s put down
Made with the support of the Commonwealth Foundation, CBA WorldView and B3 Media
Opening and closing credits song 'French Letter' performed by Herbs