The Intricate Art of Actually Caring
Written by Eli Kent
Directed by Jacinta Parsons
“Someone should really probably take his Facebook page down though ay. I mean that’s just you know out of respect. Or at least change his status to 'dead' or something.”
Through the eyes of two young men, Intricate Art highlights themes of masculinity, growing up in NZ, and loss through death.
Jack and Eli spend their days hanging out in Eli's bedroom, drinking beers and riffing on movies, music and girls.
And when their mate Johnny dies suddenly on his 21st birthday, the question is: do they really care?
Jack is inspired to look inside himself and when he doesn't like what he sees, he’s the driving force behind a road trip/spiritual journey up the Whanganui River to the grave of renowned NZ poet and Eli’s great-grandfather James K. Baxter in remote Jerusalem, New Zealand.
Not just a trip to Baxter's grave but a journey of self-discovery.