Phil, an Introverted Chinese-New Zealand university student finally meets the girl of his dreams; but fears, stereotypes and less-than-supportive friends are there to show him how romance works in the real world.

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Phil
Matt Nati ...
Jason
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Florentine
Julia Guthrey ...
Michelle
Jordan Edgar ...
Paul
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Elliot Ashmore-Price ...
Patron #1
Vincent Baker ...
Male Law Student
Roman Black ...
Leather Jacket Bully
David Chan ...
Asian Law Student
Vivian Chu ...
Fantasy Girl #2
Truly-Belle Couper ...
Fantasy Girl #1 / Amy
Dominic England ...
Patron #3
Yi Ling Hock ...
Blind Date #2
Michael Jager ...
Tech Nine
Ty Jager ...
Matt Ten
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Phil, an Introverted Chinese-New Zealand university student finally meets the girl of his dreams; but fears, stereotypes and less-than-supportive friends are there to show him how romance works in the real world.

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8 July 2011 (New Zealand)  »

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NZD 2,000 (estimated)
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The character of Florentine was loosely based on a friend of David Chan. See more »

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Paul: Google is God.
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Quirky and Original
13 August 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to go to the Christchurch premiere of this lovely, quirky, low-budget movie. Essentially a romantic comedy, it was shot in Christchurch before the earthquakes and features lots of great local footage. It follows the trials and fantasies of Phil, a geeky university student trying to attract the attention of the girl of his dreams. The "dream" sequences are well-interspersed and often hilarious, as are the attempts of help by his well-meaning but flawed friends.

Low budget movies need a compelling, well-paced script as well as great characters and characterisation. This movie has those elements in spades. Hosrt Chen brings the perfect mix of naivety and "dreaminess" to the role of Phil. Outstanding are the counter-balanced odd couple of Matt Nati (Jason) and Anna Dediu(Florentine). Jordan Edgar (Paul) brings the perfect comedic elements, well-timed throughout; and Julia Guthrey's dream-girl sequences, though few, are believable and captivating.

The pacing is really well-done for a feature movie, with great editing, direction and production, especially for a first-time movie. Hopefully it won't be the last, can't wait to see more to come from this team and look forward to getting this movie on DVD!


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