The Breaker Upperers

From the producers of Hunt for the Wilderpeople comes a new offbeat comedy.

Fifteen years ago Mel and Jen discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they formed, The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now, in their late-thirties business is booming. They’re a platonic, couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. When they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience. Jen’s tightens her stranglehold on Mel but this only succeeds in driving her away. The friendship erupts when Jen discovers Mel having sex with a client. Jen, desperately unhappy, seeks out their mutual ex boyfriend. Jen is forced to take stock of her life and win her friend back.

*Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Connect

 

Credits

Directors:  Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami
Executive Producer:  Taika Waititi, James Wallace
Producer:  Carthew Neal, Ainsley Gardiner, Georgina Conder
Screenwriter: Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami
Cinematographer: Ginny Loane
Editor: Tom Eagles
Production Designer: Brant Fraser
Sound Designer: Amy Barber
Music: N/A
Principal Cast: Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami, Celia Pacquola, James Rolleston, Ana Scotney
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Jane Bucknell, Makeup & Hair Designer: Dannelle Satherley

Contact

Public Film Contact
Carthew Neal
Piki Films
carthew@pikifilms.com
Publicity Contact
Sheri Goldberg
sgoldberg@id-pr.com
(917) 279-9365‬
Sales Agent
Piki Films
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Runtime: 81:13 mins