The story of April, a child-like recluse, who finds a broken man in the sand while beachcombing. She takes him home to live with her in a fringe dwelling. But this tiny semi-industrial area called Paradise is being threatened by the expansion of industry, and its inhabitants forced to move on.
- Duration:15 min
- Sales Agent:NZ Film
“I wanted to make a small film about our trampled instincts and forgotten tenderness. A story that was both epic and intimate, that could work on both real and mystical levels.
Sure To Rise is a love story. It is set on the edge of the world, in a small community of misfits and loners where April lives a solitary life in her caravan.
When a companion literally drops out of the sky, April takes him for herself. Disabled and unconscious, he is the perfect partner.
But he doesn’t stay grateful for long. April learns that other powerful forces threaten to separate them, the strongest of which might be him.
April has forgotten the social niceties of the regular world. Her responses are brave and instinctive and this makes her self-centres, like a child. I think a lot of us behave like this when there’s something we really want."