A portmanteau feature film, composed of six standalone chapters united by a stylistic framework: 5 different renowned writers with one director. Each chapter is a simple human tale but engined by emotion and intimacy. Each new character, each new story reflects some kind of unexpected crisis: a couple looking for connection, a young man faces a beautiful proposition, a sex worker discovering her estranged father, a devoted husband harbours a burning desire - all of them hiding secrets behind the veil of happiness. Chapter 4 - ‘A Cup of Sugar’ is written by playwright Jane Miller adapted from her original short stage play. After a string of no-hoper boyfriends, Lizzie finally finds love in the arms of her best friend, Ben (Michael Maxwell Loder). Swept up in a whirlwind marriage, the couple soon finds their romance starting to sour as they try harder and harder to conceive. Suffocated by Ben, Lizzie finds solace in afternoons with Stephen, the neighbour work-from-home architect. With her marriage hanging by a thread, Lizzie makes a ruthless decision that will forever change the very core of her relationship with Ben.
Photography type: promotional stills
Company: Fat Kid Films Pty. Ltd. and Dizzy Planet Pictures
Director: Robert Chuter
Producers: Robert Chuter and Christopher Pender
Production: Jane Miller - playwright and screenwriter, Rudi Siira - cinematographer, Cameron Boscoe - 1st assistant director, Dion Marc - makeup and hair, Beverley Anne Foster - assistant director, Kym Davies - production designer, Thomas Hayes - 1st assistant camera, Drew Collins - 2nd assistant camera, Gabby Fisher - 2nd assistant camera, Chris Clarke - sound recordist, Alex Christensen - sound assistant, Christopher Pender - boom operator, Marcus Matthews - best boy, Glenn Clayton - steadicam operator, Ian Dart - gaffer, Tracie Sullivan - stills photographer, Jacqui Henshaw - photojournalist and Greg Bachurski - promotions photographer.
Cast: Michael Maxwell Loder (pictured as Ben in Chapter 4)