A young girl has an earth-shattering realisation that her father is not invincible, after a cricket accident exposes his vulnerability.
Year of production 2020 Length 9min Country New Zealand Shooting Format Arri Alexa Mini Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Dialogue English Director Anna Rose Duckworth Producer Ilai Amar Production Leopold Wave Writer Anna Rose Duckworth Cinematographer Nina Wells Editor Brendon Chan First Assistant director Monique Hoseason Third Assistant Director Lutz Hamm Production Manager Corinna Hunziker Art DirectorLucy Lever Sound David Liversidge CastEva Gardner, Wesley Dowdell, Brooke Petersen, Emily Campbell, Harley Neville, Mayen Mehta
Director's Statement Seven year old Sarah idolises her Dad. Watching his indoor cricket game is one of her favourite pastimes. She wants to be just like him. One afternoon, at what seems to be a routine game, Sarah is cheering Dad on from the sidelines when Dad catches a ball badly, injuring his finger. His guttural scream instantly hushes the entire sports complex. Sarah is paralysed. She barely recognises him; red faced, clutching his hand and crying. In the sanctuary of the locker changing rooms, Sarah explores and tests theories about what has happened with her Dad. She questions who her father is while struggling to grasp the concept of pain, both inside and out. Having found an apparent conclusion, Sarah returns to an apologetic Dad, and decides to put his promises to the test.