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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One week before New Year's Eve 2012, Stewart Island has run out of cannabis! The island's residents elect two men to venture forth into mainland New Zealand to secure & return with enough herb to satisfy Stewart Island's New Year's Eve celebrations.

Those two men are best friends, and lifelong stoners, Lungi (maori) & Billy (Caucasian). With nothing but the clothes on their back and an ounce of cannabis to last them the journey itself, they have strictly one week to complete their mission.

Two grown men having never left Stewart Island ever before, they set out; crossing Foveaux Strait in a derelict dinghy, barely making it to Bluff.

The laughs never stop as they run, drive, bus, fall, swim, hitch, piggyback, fly, crawl, train, parachute, bike, crash, roll, and fumble their way up New Zealand, by any means necessary, in search of an elusive marijuana jackpot.

Along the way they meet an unforgettable cast of quirky characters and witness some truly iconic kiwiana, however their antics inevitably draw the attention of the law.

Incredibly, they make it to the tip of the North Island (Cape Reinga) with less than 24 hours until Midnight, New Year's Eve. Here they discover a vast crop of tall bushy cannabis plants. Their prayers have been answered...

...until police swoop in from everywhere, arresting them and uprooting the plants! They're helicoptored back to Auckland Central Police station and placed in a cell together. Lungi & Billy are devestated; they feel they've let down Stewart Island. Things look hopeless, they're about to give up.

Being New Years Eve in Auckland, the police are flat-out busy with revellers. As chance would have it, Lungi & Billy accidently get their hands on a set of police skeleton keys; including cell keys, evidence room key (where the weed is kept) and helicoptor keys.

With midnight drawing nearer by the second... Let's just say, what happens next makes "Goodbye Pork Pie" look like a walk to the dairy.