When carsick Bella (Coco Lovatt) vomits on a farmer’s metal driveway it leads to an angry confrontation between the farm-woman, Bev (Jennifer Ludlum), and Bella’s mother, Lisa (Sophie Henderson). Bev accuses Lisa of violating her property, while Lisa accuses Bev of lacking empathy. Both women are staunch in their self-righteousness.

A little further down the road, a discussion between Bella and Lisa about empathy leads them to return to Bev’s house with a small bunch of wild daisies as a peace offering. Bev receives the flowers wordlessly, but later we see this simple gesture of true compassion allowed Bev to reframe the incident more positively.

Technical Info: 
Colour, HDCam, 16 x 9, Stereo
Production Year: 
Production Company: 
Mr Film Pants, Hayden Thomas Marquez
2011 Tribeca Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Hofer Filmtage, Show Me Shorts
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Cast

Bev the Farmer's Wife
Jennifer Ludlam
Lisa the Mum
Sophie Henderson
Bella the little girl
Coco Lovatt

Key Crew

Rob Marsh