THIS TOWN

KILLER?

By David WHITE

SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2018

Acquitted of a crime, a young man rebuilds his life and tries to find love, while an ex-cop turned petting zoo owner, convinced of his murderous tendencies, tries to prove his guilt.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David WHITE
    • Writer(s)
    • David WHITE, Henry FELTHAM
    • Producer(s)
    • David WHITE (White Balance Pictures), Kelly MARTIN (South Pacific Pictures), Aaron WATSON
    • Synopsis
    • THIS TOWN follows one man’s attempt to return to normality, and one woman’s utter determination to prevent it. Through the contradictions, intensity and absurdity of their ambitions, an extraordinary comedy emerges.
      Five years ago, Sean’s (David White) family was murdered. Charged but acquitted of the crime, he is now the most infamous person in the small community of Thiston – his whole life defined by this single event. Despite everything, Sean’s ready to move on, starting where any millennial would, with the world of digital dating.
      Pam (Robyn Malcolm) was the officer in charge of the investigation. Tormented by the murders and how a guilty man can still be on the street, she’s been soured against the justice system. Abandoning the police force, she’s started a small petting zoo and adventure park, but is unable to move on until justice … and an alpaca or two … has been served.
      Now, for the first time since ‘it’ happened, Sean’s world is blossoming. He meets Casey, a young woman whose faith in his innocence lends new force to his struggle for an ordinary life. Together they push at the limits of love after murder. Yet with every step forward, Pam lures us back to the case, hoping she’ll find the one clue that will have Sean back in court faster than she can get to the bottom of her home made waterslide.
      Charting the sublimely awkward aftermath of small town tragedy, THIS TOWN is a touchingly twisted comedy about what it means to reinvent yourself.
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