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Miss Monika Pickhart, an official from a local council, visits the home of local illusionist Thomas Ratchet to collect the unpaid rates. Instead she discovers a sinister secret in the Ratchet household including Ratchet's dead wife, who enlists Miss Pickhart's help to avenge her murder. Is Miss Pickhart doomed to become the saw-the-woman-in-half act or is the whole experience simply an illusion?

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Adrian Hayward
Alan Ayckbourn  Adrian Hayward
Adrian Hayward  Ian Iveson
Dir. of Photography
Gary Wapshott
Production Designer
Lesley Crawford  Denis Smith


Barry Otto - Jacqueline McKenzie - Anne Louis Lambert

Production Details

Production Completion
Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Production Company
Newblood and Oldmoney (Film-Makers) Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Film Season - UK
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • St Petersburg Internnational Film Festival "Festival of Festivals"