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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The Itch

A writer, determined to recover from his debilitating phobia of germs, is trapped in his worst nightmare as the community of the small Otago town he now calls home is slowly consumed by a virulent contagion... When you get The Itch... scratching only makes it worse.

A “Killer Cherry” FILM
WRITTEN BY Teresa Ewan

Rory Beckett is mysophobic. His overwhelming fear of infection has driven him to the isolated town of Naseby in Central Otago where he is trying to rehabilitate himself through exposure therapy.

He is supported by the generous small town inhabitants who accept him and encourage him on his slow steep path to recovery.

However, when industrial progress opens an abandoned mine shaft things begin to change.

The towns inhabitants start showing odd behaviour and before long paranoia and rage start to take over the residents of the once idyllic village.

What's eating the residents of Naseby and what will Rory need to do to get out alive?