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 mild mannered chef, moonlighting as a security guard, has no choice but to transform into an action hero to save his daughter.

A “Stefen Harris” FILM
WRITTEN BY Stefen Harris

Moonlighting as a Security Guard, all Moriarty wanted was a quiet night. At forty he’s divorced, a Chef without a restaurant and a father who never sees his beloved nine-year-old daughter Lucy. Deaf since birth, Lucy’s behaviour is becoming increasingly strange and she believes she can see the future.
Without warning before night-shift, Moriarty’s ex wife dumps Lucy on him saying she can’t stand her creepy moods anymore. 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.
But this is the night VERA, the security supervisor plans to rob her own bank. It’s a simple plan – Vera’s brothers will burst in on the stroke of midnight waving a fake gun. Just as they 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. 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. Lucy’s imaginary terror comes true when the monsters she calls ‘Shakers’ enter the building.
Moriarty is 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 them both out of the building.
A quiet night, indeed.