THE GRAFFITI OF MR. TUPAIA
Director: Christopher Dudman
Short film | NZ | 2007
15 min | Dolby SRD
42nd Hof International Film Festival
Mr Tupaia, a Cook Island school janitor, plods through his daily routine. When he finds a provocative graffiti message in the girls’ restroom, he is compelled by the words to risk a reply. An unexpected response from the mysterious author begins a secret conversation on the restroom wall. When Mr Tupaia finally discovers the identity of his correspondent and the reason for her messages, his response changes both of their lives forever.