First Place: The Gift Shop by Shona M. Wilson, New Plymouth
A light-hearted view of a woman’s journey through grief and acceptance, following the death of her beloved spouse.
2nd Place: Stuck by Andi Podesta, Tutukaka
Middle-aged Nicky finds herself stuck in a rut. Through a comic set of circumstances she discovers that true friendship is the only way free.
3rd Place: Sidewalk Specials by Sean J.D. McMahon, Wellington
A commentary looking at some of the social and local political aspects of street beggars on the streets of Wellington City.
The other four Finalists are:
Crosswords by Tim Hambleton, Dunedin
A married couple have an argument while they complete a crossword puzzle.
Once More with Feeling by Dolly Varden-Chambers, Matamata
A moving retrospective glimpse of love past and present, through the lives of a theatrical couple as they face their final goodbyes.
About Felicia by Bronwyn Elsmore, Auckland
A vet encounters a client with a different spin on animal health.
Trash Talk by Gregory Dally, Clyde
After his employees dump on him, Rastus O’Munter cleans up.
Results of the Long Play Competition will be announced in July.