Housebound: Special NZIFF Writers' Room Presentation

Posted Monday 14 Jul 2014


"Housebound manages to balance consistent, fantastic comedy with a properly eerie mystery and what should be a star-making turn from lead Morgana O'Reilly." Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria

With so many elements to juggle to get a film to shine, it's a feat when a low-budget first feature gels. Escalator funded horror-comedy  Housebound has been hailed as a remarkable accomplishment by US reviewers after its SXSW festival debut earlier this year, where it was praised for freshness of voice, strong performances, carefully handled script, and the perfect dose of NZ's dry humour. (And Matt Weiner asked to see a copy of the film)

Join us for a special NZ International Film Festival Writers' Room as Housebound's writer, director and editor  Gerard Johnstone (The Jaquie Brown Diaries) and producer  Luke Sharpe (The Jaquie Brown Diaries) talk to filmmaker Jackie Van Beek (Go the Dogs) about the challenges of writing and making this stellar debut feature.

Tues 29 August, The Wintergarden (Civic Theatre), 7pm drinks, 7:30-8:30pm discussion, free.

Housebound screens at the Civic in Auckland at the New Zealand International Film Festival on Sat 26 July at 9pm. We strongly suggest you see the film as there will be spoilers!  Book your tickets to see the film here

See a clip of the film here