Make My Movie

NZFC / NZ On Air / present... the MAKE MY MOVIE project. Our proud history of profound, progressive & potty thinking: Splittng the Atom / Women Getting the Vote / the Zorb and now we have another world first: the MAKE MY MOVIE project

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A Quiet Night

A “Dark Horse Films” FILM
WRITTEN BY Stefen Harris

Moonlighting as a Security Guard, all Moriarty wanted was a quiet night. A quiet night to indulge in self pity over a life not very well lived. At forty he’s divorced, a Chef without a restaurant and a father who never sees his beloved daughter.

Without warning two hours before night-shift, his ex wife dumps Lucy, his nine year old on him. Moriarty bends the rules, hiding Lucy to sleep in the sick bay while he completes the shift. So long as she stays put, nothing can go wrong.

He couldn’t have known that this is the night VERA, the security supervisor plans to rob her own bank. It’s a simple plan – aren’t they always? Vera’s brothers will burst in on the stroke of midnight waving a fake gun. Just as the rehearsed it, they’ll overpower the guards and snatch the cash. The whole thing will be caught on CCTV and no-one will suspect the guards of collusion.

It’s all down to split second timing so when Victor and Vernon miss their cue Vera pushes the button. Unfortunately she opens the rear alley service door to two real criminals with a real gun. Wazza and Dave have just stuffed up a dairy robbery around the corner. They can’t believe their good fortune when they find the back door to ATM Bank mysteriously open.

Moriarty is not the sort of man to complain about poor service in a shop. Not the sort of man to stick up for himself in any situation. He’s a man who has always gotten through life avoiding conflict. With seven hours remaining in the nightshift Moriarty has to escape his captors, find Lucy and get her out of the building.

A quiet night, indeed.