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 reclusive teenager embarks on a mission to find her ‘sperm donor dad’ who went missing 40 years ago. Her curiosity leeds her to a privately owned island harboring a strange vessel
‘the Manquarium’ ....but will she get there in time?

A “Joshua Winger” FILM
WRITTEN BY Joshua Winger

In 1973, quiet and conscientious Jack Bibby goes missing from an idilic bay in the North. Held in the MANQUARIUM, he is one of many test subjects but the only one that continues to survive.

The last thing he left behind was one of his many good deeds; On ice in a Cryobank freezer, a small tube containing millions of sperm. After 24 years his tube is selected and a little girl, Suzy, is born to two undeserving parents. Quiet and reclusive she develops into an intelligent teen.

Now Fifteen, obsessed with her Dads disappearance and a desire to uncover the truth, Suzy discovers the connection to the island and ex fishing trawler where a biologist is developing a cell regenerating product based on the abandoned medical practice of Thelassotherapy.

She finds her way to the island as the launch is about to take place. Select media and fashion elite are in a near frenzy, anticipating a demonstration of the miracle product. But what happened to all the failed experiments and what are the plans for the last remaining test subject?

Will Suzy make it to the Manquarium in time. And will her dad, a near zombie from daily sedatives and prolonged torture, snap out of his trance so he can save them both...