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Romantic Comedy | 98 minutes | 2018 | HD | Australia

Festivals & Awards

Winner: Best Film, Australia Indie Film Awards
Nominee: Best Film, Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts Awards
Winner: Best Film, Charlotte Film Festival
Winner: Best Actor, Bristol Film Festival
Winner: Best Film, Hobnobben Film Festival
Winner: Audience Award, Manchester Film Festival
Winner: Best Cinematography, Australian Cinematography Society

Cast & Credits

Alan Dukes (The Little Death)
Nicolas Hope (Scooby-Doo / Picnic at Hanging Rock)
Toby Schmitz (Black Sails)
Susan Prior (The Rover)
Airlie Dodds (The Furies)
Pippa Grandison (Muriel’s Wedding)
Jolene Anderson (All Saints / Rush)
Maya Strange (Killing Ground)

Written & Directed by Heath Davis
Producers: Joe Weatherstone & Heath Davis


Budding author and burned out high school English teacher, Nicholas Cutler, has been waiting 44 years for his life to start. Just when it looks like he may have to accept a life of unfilled ambitions and failure, Cutler receives an offer to publish one of his novels from a respected publishing house.

But what promises to be the best week of his life professionally, spirals into seven days of hell personally for the narcissistic and opportunistic bachelor. His gravely ill brother-in-law needs a kidney, his clucky girlfriend and boss demands a commitment, his troubled star basketball player is incarcerated while a misguided student teacher named Sarah requires his leadership.

And when his novel is suddenly passed over at the eleventh hour for a manuscript written by his most detested student, Cutler realizes there’s more to life than just himself and his personal pursuits; that a life not shared is a life not lived.


“Alan Dukes and Susan Prior are hilarious and heartbreaking… An intelligent piece of Australian comedy.” – Cinema Australia

“A clever, truthful, often hilariously rakish movie for grown-ups.” – Filmink