From the other side of the world comes this request:
What would happen if Peter Pan and Wendy happened to meet fifty years after Neverland?
A park bench opposite a statue of a young girl is the setting of the short film “The Bench.”
An elderly gentleman goes most days to sit for an hour to enjoy the fresh air. He takes with him a thermos of tea and sandwiches. One day he is joined by a lady around the same age.
They are both lost in their own world looking at the statue which turns out to be Wendy. However soon they strike up a conversation. They talk about flying, growing up, losing childhood innocence, creativity and relationships.
Neither realises who the other is until towards the end when Wendy senses it’s Peter.
The film, which was originally a play, is written by Edward Newborn. Edward is an actor who has been living in New Zealand since the 1980’s. He has performed extensively in the UK. New Zealand and Australia.
Luke Thornborough, also from the UK, is the director. He has been involved with film and TV for a number of years now as well as being an award-winning playwright.
Both Edward and Luke are producing the film and are now currently looking at raising the £10,000 for the project.
Unfortunately this project sits outside of New Zealand's major funding criteria so the producers are casting the net further afield to tell this story.
The producers would like to hear from anyone who is interested on getting on board with the project and are more than happy sending the script to read.
Please contact either Edward Newborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Thornborough at email@example.com for further information.
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