Director: Dulith Anthony
Writer: Sasha Morgan
Production Company: Coffee Bean Productions
Producer: Lance Loughlin
Key Cast: Vanessa Riddell, Michael Hurst, Linus Gilbert
Child Actors: Rhys Gibberd, Josiah Joyce, Jake Hayward
Genres: Short, War
Runtime: 16 minutes 15 seconds
Completion Date: June 19, 2021
Production Budget: 8,096 NZD
Country of Origin: New Zealand
It’s 1940, WWII; an NZ soldier’s parents receive a letter from their son, evacuated from the Battle of Crete, teaching them hard lessons about the different forms of courage.
A short war drama set in the 1940s, following the story of a doting mother and relentless father (Mr. & Mrs. Walker) held in suspense by news about their son Peter; a soldier in the New Zealand Army fighting the Battle of Crete | World War II.
Mr Walker’s unwavering expectations of manhood and courage impede on Mrs Walker's actions to bring their son's best friend home from the War, after hundreds of NZ troops are forced to evacuate. The consequences of Mr. Walker's shallow pride proves no avail, as an unexpected twist leave the Walkers shell shocked.