The pilot episode of a proposed multi-camera sitcom, "The White Elephant" was written and directed by Kingsley Hockley, a second-year student at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, as his final degree-level project.
"Somewhere in Christchurch, there's a secondhand shop - and it's in the shit. Proprietor Roger (McPhail) is out of money and hasn't sold anything in months. Now his landlord is calling in years of unpaid rent and threatening eviction - but Roger is always searching for opportunities and may have just found salvation - in the form of a dwarf and a piano."
Starring David McPhail ONZM QSM, Ailis Oliver-Kerby, Carol G. Carr, Stephen Rogers, Shane Jones, Max Timo, Stuart Armstrong and Brandon Joel.
Written and Directed by Kingsley Hockley