Midnight Till 8
A small town boy’s fragile connection with his depressive father threatens to unravel.
It’s not until his father diffuses an inescapable threat that this son witnesses his father’s true mettle.
Set in small town New Zealand in the 80’s, Midnight Till 8 follows Cam, a 10-year-old boy who’s having trouble connecting with his father.
He joins his dad on the Midnight Till 8 shift where home rules don’t apply. Cam helps with the chores and in return gets to eat as much gut-rot as he can stomach. This turns out to be a convenient distraction for Cam. His old man struggles with anxiety and depression and seems to be swigging booze out of the boot of the car every time Cam needs him.
A joy ride in the family car goes wrong when Cam discovers the full extent of his fathers booze dependency.
It’s not until things get dangerous with a hostile stranger that Cam witnesses his father’s true mettle.