A young boy finds a magical key to escape the prison of his Grandfather’s haunted wrecking yard.
Shot on location in a wrecking yard in the middle of the New Zealand rainforest, a young boy spends his days destroying priceless antique cars and smelting metal with his grandather in this dark fairytale. The old man has carved out a dirty and decaying kingdom and cursed it with his ignorance but his grandson dreams of a brighter life. One gloomy evening he discovers a mysterious magic that seems to be the solution to all his sorrows. But the old man's bitterness and anger are provoked as the boy struggles to understand the secret of the magical moon that shines through the smoke and clouds each night. But Nature's magical power cannot be quelled and, when all hope seems lost, the boy's pure heart brings a magic that changes everything forever.
2008 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
16mm / 10mins / Colour / Dolby Digital Stereo/Finished to HDCam & Digibeta