PJ is a middle-aged truck-driver. His partner Ronnie, her two teenage kids, singing at the pub and fishing with his best mate Jono, form the backbone of his modest existence. But when he fails an eye test and loses the job he loves, PJ’s life unravels. In the face of his imminent future as a blind man, the ever pragmatic Ronnie upscales her wedding dress business to become the family breadwinner. But PJ, unable to accept the loss of his sight and the rapidly changing family dynamics, takes everyone on a tumultuous emotional journey before he is willing to accept a new place for himself in the world.
"Highly engaging performances, Hook, Line and Sinker exudes a generous and very real warmth."
Helene Wong, New Zealand Listener
"Well acted, economically written and smartly produced." Simon Morris, Arts on Sunday, Radio NZ
"Good performances and a beautifully pitched script. This is a likeable, admirable and hugely enjoyable film." Graeme Tuckett, Dominion Post
"What a great film! Laughter, tears and a celebration of life, family, community, yes, and old songs well sung. Bravo!"
Dr. Andrew Horton, author of 'Writing the Character-Centred Screenplay'