A New Zealand feature film draws attention to the challenges of vision loss – both for the individual patient and the family.
Hook Line and Sinker tells the story of PJ, a truck-driver who takes a mandatory vision test, discovers he has macular degeneration and as a result, loses his licence. PJ’s wife steps in to take over as the major earner but PJ finds it hard to accept his new place in the family. He takes his wife and children on an emotional rollercoaster, until with his wife’s support; he learns to accept the changes in his life and in relationships.
The film, which has been described as “a story of our times, full of unexpected humour, song, and great performances,” was shot on the picturesque south coast of Wellington. It will be released in 30 cinemas throughout New Zealand early this month (May), just ahead of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week (22-28 May 2011)
Hook, Line and Sinker is the latest feature from Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader, the writing/directing partnership behind the critically acclaimed micro-budget feature Taking the Waewae Express.
Hook, Line and Sinker is the latest feature from Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader, the writing/directing partnership behind the critically acclaimed micro-budget feature Taking the Waewae Express
The cast includes well-known veteran actors – among them Geraldine Brophy (Second Hand Wedding), Carmel McGlone (former Chapman Tripp Best Actress winner), Rangimoana Taylor (Waewae Express), Matthew Chamberlain (In my Father’s Den). Dame Kate Harcourt, a Macular Degeneration NZ Ambassador, makes a guest appearance.
Tickets can be ordered for the world premier in Wellington or for regional screenings at www.mdnz.co.nz