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Joyless Pussies

by Eddie Page Productions

After losing her friend, Maggie goes looking for companionship at a support group, that isn't what it seems.


Like it or not, grief is something that everyone deals with in our lives, and so the idea of a support group when our lead actress has lost her dearly beloved cat and goes to a support group seemed like the buildup for a really touching but potentially straightforward film here...ONLY HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT IS THIS BONKERS MADNESS?!

Wow. Like honestly this was one of my personal favourites this year across NZ. I'm not sure if it's obvious but I absolutely adore trash cinema, and so this love letter to 2019's golden raspberry sweeper was a sight for sore eyes to me. That makeup. That dedication to Tom Hooper's stinker as the support group is the furthest from normal cat lovers you could possibly imagine. Just wow!

But in spite of the bizarre subject matter, it spoke to me on many ways about how easily cults get formed by collectives and just how passionate people get about things in general. One person's trash is another's treasure. Yet most importantly it brought things home with a human element.

I also thought your lead actress gave a wonderful performance and the script was exquisite.

Technically a tad raw in terms of cinematography and edit (sound was really good, though), but this will stay with me for a very long time. Thank you!

Story: 4.5/5
Technical: 3/5
Elements: 3.5/5
Overall: 4/5

We had a great time watching this film. The team looked like they had such a fun time making this off beat blend of quirky cinema.
Great concept and really relatable as we all know someone who could fit into such a group:)
Would have loved to see a more polished production from a cinematography perspective and the pacing at times dragged, but everything else was on point. Great humour, great make up, great fun. Thanks for the laughs.

This was one of our favourite films of the competition this year. Great performances, awesome make-up and some genuine laugh out loud moments.

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