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

Project details

THEY ONLY COME AT NIGHT Poster View larger


When a man is near emotional collapse, and his visions that he has had twenty years ago returns and becomes more frequent and terrifying, an uneasy feeling that someone is watching him intensifies. He has to overcome his own internal struggle with his disorder and face the unknown.

A “Christiaan van Rooyen” FILM
WRITTEN BY Christiaan van Rooyen

Roy Walton was a normal, happy boy of 10. He went missing for six days in 1994, after going camping with four of his best friends. He has never revealed the true happenings of those missing days to anyone and repressed the memories of those terrifying days. But this is all about to change.

Roy is a devoted father and loving partner to his fiancée. Recently he has been diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. His affliction started soon after he experienced terrifying hallucinations that became more frequent and blurs the line between reality and the subconscious.

After seeing his family doctor, Dr. Bishop, and going through numerous medical tests, nothing medically can be found that explains the hallucinations. Dr. Bishop suggests to Roy that he takes a break and go to the doctor’s cabin at Sky Lake. Roy is not too keen on this idea, as he has had much difficulty leaving the house for the past few weeks, but things can't go on like this.

With the support of his family and friends, he decides to make the trip with four of his childhood friends. Hoping the break will do him good, but this will be the most terrifying experience for Roy, and his friends.