Donuts for Breakfast

2000
15min
Short
Synopsis: 

It is 1977, in white middle class New Zealand, land of endless summers, Dads who are always at work and Mums who stay home and look after the kids.

11-year-old Josie Spratt dreams of someday swimming butterfly at the Commonwealth Games.

On the day of the school swimming championships, things don't seem that bad: Mum's made Josie a special new pair of swimming togs, her big sister Virginia has just got her first love bite and Mr Rodgers, down at the dairy has an offer for Josie that other kids would kill for.

However, all is not as it seems.

Shiny on the outside, rotten in the middle, Josie finds out the hard way that growing up isn't easy.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Drama

Credits:

Directed by: 
Produced by: 
Screenplay by: 
Executive produced by: 
Cast: 
Josie Spratt
Virginia Spratt
Mrs Spratt
Crew: 
Director of Photography
Production Design
Festival/Awards: 
2001 - Sundance Film Festival, Goteberg Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, New York Film Festival.
Technical information: 
Colour, 35 mm, Dolby Digital

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