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Trailer for new web series: NZ Idle

Trailer for new web series: NZ Idle

Poor Sailors Arts Collective have release the trailer for their upcoming web series, NZ Idle.

Watch the trailer below:

NZ Idle is a 6 part web series set for release on April 15, 2014. The 7-10 minute episodes will be released online weekly at

The series is a comic take on the prevailing attitudes toward the unemployed and those of them who engage in independent creative pursuits. 'Beneficiary Bashing' and the impacts of last year's benefit reforms are of course deadly serious issues. All too often, in a short cut to thinking, all beneficiaries are negatively stereotyped as lazy, unmotivated, undeserving etc. NZ Idle aims to - albeit in a relatively lighthearted fashion - deconstruct this kind of carry on by reprising the character of the kiwi battler/dag, someone both Good and Keen, and recasting them as a creative type on the dole in 2013. A fairly natural fit don't you reckon?

Together we'll explore that age-old three-way: oneself, one's kindly social welfare case-manager, and the reform-bent middle-manager who, due to misplaced jealousy and a thinly veiled distaste for beneficiaries, is determined to thwart one's every move towards artistic self-actualisation. In this case: BAM, Jacqui, and Mr Able Twerk.


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