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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Amara Tristam didn't think bad things could happen, until her life is transformed into a terrifying nightmare by the internet hacker, username463. Amara Tristam realises just how alone she as she recognises that she must escape username463's grasp before his patience runs out.

A “NewZealand Pictures” FILM
WRITTEN BY Saska Hayes and Andre Jaques

Based on a true story, Amara Tristam is a typical 14 year old girl that thinks bad things don't happen. At school Amara is a popular girl that is both liked and hated, she has a lot of friends and acts well above her age. Amara's mother Clare, works as a teacher in Hedley High school and is rarely present in Amara's life, only on the occasional night when she has internet dates with her internet partner Peter.
However Amara's life begins to fall apart piece by piece when the internet hacker ,username463, threatens her with a revealing photo. Amara refuses to give in to his threats but username463 uses technology to cage Amara in. Together, username463 and his accomplices torment Amara and transform her life into a true horror story.
No one believes that Amara is being stalked by the internet hacker and are convinced that she is doing it for attention. She loses all her support and Amara's life relentlessly unravels as she is backed into a corner with everything piling against her, it is no longer clear if Amara can escape this nightmare as username463 stays constantly out of her reach.