This comedic thriller from writer/director Richard Riddiford (Arriving Tuesday) plays out in pre-crash 80s Auckland, with the CBD skyline changing weekly, brick-sized phones, shadowy corporations on the rise and the share market on everyone's lips. With a second harbour crossing due to be announced, a telephone operator (future events maestro Mike Mizrahi) and a waitress moonlighting as a dominatrix (Lucy Sheehan) become ensnared in a web of corporate greed and blackmail. Chris Knox provides the music. The extensive outdoor sequences include a memorable chase scene at Kelly Tarlton’s.
Zilch! is quirky and offbeat. The opening shot of Lucy Sheehan clad only in a black plastic apron, doing her best dominatrix number with ripe tomatoes in the privacy of someone’s bathroom, lets you know instantly the movie is going to be fascinating.– Reviewer John Parker in Metro magazine
Park Avenue Productions