Alone at her country estate, Evelyn attempts to end her life but is interrupted by the arrival of an awkward but endearing handyman. Evelyn’s desire to make him leave collides with his need of a job and Evelyn discovers the Handyman has problems of his own.
Year of production 2020 Length 15min Country Australia Shooting Format Arri Alexa Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Dialogue English Director Nichola Clifford Producer Elise Trenorden Production Truce Films Writer Nichola Clifford Cinematographer Charlie Sarroff Editor Dan Lee Production Designer Rennie Watson First Assistant director Kham Soukseun Andy Power Costume Designer Stephanie Hooke Sound Designer Simon Rosenberg CastAlison Whyte, Nathaniel Dean, Jackie Brennan
Festival selections World Premiere
Director's Statement I hope anyone who sees this film relates to these characters and thinks about how sometimes when we meet people, it might be on the worst day of their life. We might not know it, but we have the power to show them they have value, because everyone has something to offer, even if it is just time.
When we find ourselves in a dark place, our focus narrows. Sometimes all we need is a moment of reprieve to find a new perspective. I wanted to explore this through Jack and Evelyn, two wounded souls forced together, that lean on each other for a brief moment. Just long enough to find a new perspective on a bad situation.