Seeking joy after his life-threatening diagnosis, a determined father attempts one last adventure with his daughter: an ambitious bike ride that will push them to physical and emotional limits.
Four years ago, former cyclist and charismatic go-getter Eddie was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a terminal neurodegenerative disorder that has taken his voice, mobility and quality of life. Not ready to give in to the disease, Eddie and his daughter Keely prepare for their greatest adventure together: a gruelling bike ride around Central Otago’s Lake Dunstan trail.
Director/Producer: Keely Meechan (Whakatōhea)
Keely Meechan is a writer and director from Tāmaki Makaurau. She won the Creative New Zealand Emerging Talent Award at Whānau Mārama, New Zealand International Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award at Toronto’s ImagineNATIVE film festival for her debut short film ‘Nancy From Now On.’ In both awards, she was commended for her use of common societal issues in Aotearoa to tell a relatable and compelling story. Keely is in pre-production on her second narrative short film.
Producer: Virginia Wickham
Virginia Wickham has been working in the film and television industry for eight years. She has a background in visual effects and production, most recently working as Virtual Production Manager on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. She was co-creator and writer on the web series, Capital Culture and has co-written and acted in sketch shows for The New Zealand Comedy Festival. She is currently producing her second short film project.