A Little Bitchy Faith
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This Thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. A summary of the screenplay is as follows: Have been awarded Sydney Fashion Blog of the year, and engaged to her hot Maori fiancé, Nui, flamboyant Brazilian blogger Manuela is at the top of her game, with no time kids or inconveniences. But when Nui’s father suddenly passes away, Manuela’s plans must be put on hold to attend the Tangi in New Zealand. If the cultural shock wasn’t enough, Nui’s mother Ngahuia demands him to stay and look after the struggling family Honey business. Trying to make the best of the situation, Manuela bond with Nui’s sister’s AROHA and HINEMAIA. Under the pressures of work and Ngahuia’s demands Manuela and Nui’s start to drift apart. Wanting to prove her worth, Manuela sets up cameras around the farm to promote the business through her blog, unintentionally filming WILLIE, Nui’s brother, stealing the family’s beehives, which he traded for dope. Soon after, Manuela discovers a secret involving Hinemaia’s biological parents, that if exposed would jeopardize the whanau’s reputation. Having a secret of her won exposed, Manuela and Nui reach breaking point and she decides to return to Sydney. But discovering that Hinemaia’s welfare is at stake, Manuela returns, determined to do whatever it takes to expose the truth, thus gaining Ngahuia’s respect and reconciling with Nui. The Thesis is framed by an Exegesis which is a 6060 words essay on the subject of: (a) The genre of the Thesis (b) The development process from synopsis to second draft