When his brother's seemingly delusional ramblings take a sinister turn, Jasper Whitehead is forced to choose between his morals or his family. 

 

In this small town, everyone knows Jasper is weak and Eric is crazy.

 

Already labelled 'no-hopers', at only 18 and 23 years old, the Whitehead brothers are disrespected. Discarded. Disenfranchised. 
 

But Eric has a plan.
 

Their chance for a clean slate... An armed assault on where it all began.

 

Official Selection - First Glance Film Festival - Los Angeles (2018); Kansas City Film Festival (2018); Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival (2018).

 

Starring:
Ryan Sobolski, Darren Moss, Erin Connor

 

Written & Directed By:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

Format: Short Film

 

Production Status: Complete (2017)


 

 

            

 

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Max suffers from avoid-ant personality syndrome.

 

His condition cripples him in social situations. He lives alone in an apartment building in a less than desirable part of town.

 

It is here where he encounters a young girl named Emily who has been left with her Uncle Caeser, a drug dealer and addict. Max soon becomes aware, along with his neighbours, that Caesar is physically abusing Emily.
 

One day, by chance, Max is drawn to help Emily. As Emily’s plight draws Max out of his shell, he will be forced to make a decision. His choice: between staying safe in his one-room sanctuary or finding the courage to help before it’s too late.
 

The Good Neighbour is inspired by the tragic true story of the murder of Nia Glassie.

 

Official Selection - Blue Mountains Film Festival (2011) Winner - Best Drama; Sandfly Film Festival (2011) Winner - Audience Award; Byron Bay International Film Festival (2011); Rochester International Film Festival (2012); Shanghai International Film Festival (2012).
 

Starring:
Joshua Hoffmann, Jaime Maudson, Darren Sabadina, Mel Firbank

 

Written & Directed By:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

Format: Short Film

 

Production Status: Complete (2011)

 

 

 

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Living the Dream 

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A struggling New Zealand filmmaker struggles to establish himself in the tough world of Hollywood.
 

Consumed by achieving his ultimate goal, things begin to unravel and just when he thinks things couldn’t get any worse, he receives a surprising reminder to appreciate the smaller moments.
 

Writer & Director:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Feature Film

 

Genre: Comedy/Drama

 

Production Status: In Development

*NZ Co-Production

 

Euphoranova

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On the night two brothers attempt to escape a small religious sect their father and leader dies suddenly.

Thrusting the responsibility of the entire community on to the shoulders of the eldest and forever altering both their futures.

 

Writer & Director:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Feature Film

 

Genre: Drama

 

Production Status: In Development

*NZ Co-Production

 

Untitled Late Night Host

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An on-air incident forces a veteran late-night talk show host to go on hiatus, upon which he returns to his roots in New York and begins to evaluate his future in the fast-changing world of media & entertainment.

 

 

Writer & Director:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Feature Film

 

Genre: Comedy/Drama

 

Production Status: In Development

 

The Arm of the Law

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The final straw in a series on indiscretions sees a ‘hot shot’ police officer sent from the big smoke of Auckland to a small country town, billed as the ‘sausage capital of NZ’ to help as an extra patrolman during the NZ Arm Wrestling Championships.

 

Writer & Director:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Feature Film

 

Genre: Comedy

Production Status: In Development

*NZ Co-Production

 

Bigote

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The unlikely story of how a suburban white boy rose to the top of the drug smuggling trade and the man who helped him get there... he is only known as Bigote.

 

Writer & Director:
James Crisp

 

Story By:

Josiah Goering & James Crisp
 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Feature Film

 

Genre: Drama/Action

 

Production Status: In Development

 

The Pakeha Wardens

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The Pakeha Wardens are a ‘select’ group of voluntary patrolmen, who intervene in potentially troublesome situations involving the non-natives of New Zealand, known as Pakeha.

 

Created By:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: TV Series

 

Genre: Comedy - Single Camera

 

Production Status: In Development

 

*NZ Co-Production

 

The Politician

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Entering on a dare, chaos ensues after party boy Hoyt Maxwell wins the local election in
the small town of Invercargill, New Zealand when the local population confuses his name on the ballot for his well-respected millionaire magnate father.

 

Created By:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Television Series

 

Genre: Comedy - Single Camera

 

Production Status: In Development

*NZ Co-Production

Untitled Afterlife Project (Gervais got ‘Afterlife’ first…)

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Joseph West died trying to save his… cheeseburger, now he must save the ‘Afterlife.’


With ‘belief’ at an all-time low, the Afterlife is struggling to keep the lights on. The Gods have returned to Earth to raise belief but Peter suspects they’re not doing a very good job and with hoards stuck in Purgatory he needs to act fast.


So he sends his latest arrival back in an attempt to stop Scientology from taking over the building and leaving everyone in purgatory forever.

Created By:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: TV Series

 

Genre: Comedy - Single Camera

 

Production Status: In Development

 

Con-munity

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Fame? Fortune? Respect? Or just Relevance?


Follow the lives of a small group of former film and television nerd icons as they to recapture their glory the only way know they how: 
By touring the country as regular guests at comic conventions. Photos cost extra.

 

Created By:
James Crisp

 

Produced By:
Pete Ireland

 

Format: Television Series

 

Genre: Comedy - Single Camera

 

Production Status: In Development