Hopeless - The Goss, The News And Stuff
hopeless is frantic romantic comedy about
Ben (Phil Pinner) and his friends.
Ben is a likeable neurotic who fantasizes about being in love.
For the last two years, Ben has watched his best friend Phil (Scott Wills) have a sickening fantastic relationship with Maryann (Mia Taumoepeau), the woman Phil snatched from under his nose. When Phil says that he's moving to Australia, this 'perfect' relationship starts to fall apart. Maryannn asks Ben to fix things up. Unfortunately, the more time that he spends with her the more he's attracted to her.
love-life is complicated by his attraction to Aleo (Sally
Stockwell), a beautiful but oblivious exchange student who
seems to fulfil all his fantasies. But Aleo is best friends
with his ex-girlfriend, Wendy (Erica Lowe).
Ben tries to break through Wendy's defences in an attempt to find out more about Aleo, while simultaneously dealing with the unwanted advances of Trish (Lydia Harris), one of Phil's workmates.
New Zealand Film Commission
PO Box 11-546
Wellington, New Zealand
Tel: +64 4 382 7680
Fax: +64 4 384 9719
news and stuff!
The New Zealand release date for hopeless is the 27th of April and will be screening through Hoyts in all main centres - look out for reviews in all major publications.
hopeless will be having its premiere at the Embassy theatre on the 19th of April. The after match function will include live performances by Aspen, 50Hz and Mu. Tickets are $12 but we have some double passes to give away - all you need to tell us what city hopeless was set in and contact us using the 'mail us' link above.
Check out the February/March issue of Pavement for an interview with hopeless star Phil Pinner.