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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Big Beach Body Count

The healthiest town in the world - good news for you, but not so good for the local undertakers...

A “Spacehopper Films” FILM
WRITTEN BY Fiona Leitch

Big Beach is the healthiest town in NZ, where the locals live to a ripe old age. When TVNZ reports on the longevity of Big Beach residents, pensioners from all over the country move to the town. There is a boom in the retirement home industry and sales of false teeth, haemorrhoid cream and mobility scooters in the area rocket.

Lucas and Josh run the local funeral parlour, left to them by their late father who died when he drunkenly fell asleep in a coffin and got himself cremated. They can’t sell the business as there are so many debts and the property itself is in trust, so they decide to stay in business long enough to make enough money to skip town and start again somewhere the average age of the residents is under 83. But with everyone living so long, where are their customers going to come from? After Lucas attends a ‘Seize the Opportunity!’ business seminar the brothers decide to get proactive…