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A young boy ventures into town after reading and dreaming about pirates and treasure.  In the middle of a busy thoroughfare he cautiously checks his wallet but fails to put it into his pocket properly and it falls to the ground. In a panic to pick up the coins he spies a pirate-like figure who gives him a black spot on a piece of paper. The boy starts to panic and is thrown into an epileptic fit. In an unconscious state the boy is visited by the pirate figure who in a cryptic fashion gives the boy some advice.

Awakening from his dream, he is surrounded by onlookers who harass the boy into a state of guilt for the inconvenience that he has caused them.

Later, he is back in his mother’s loving arms, contemplating that the world around him has profoundly changed that day.

Technical Info: 
Black & White, 35mm, 1:1.85 Dolby SR
Duration: 
8min
Production Year: 
2000
Production Company: 
PrimalFilm
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles

Director
Writer
Producer

Key Cast

Young Boy
David Holliday
Mother
Julia Allen
Old Pirate
Robin Bond

Key Crew

Director of Photography
John Chrisstoffels
Editor
Phil Hurring