At the heart of Holy Bucket Productions lies a commitment to telling stories in ways that engage audiences. We believe in the power of narrative to engage people. The basis of any film is a great screenplay.


Lead writer Mike Riddell has spent a lifetime working on various forms of writing: novels, plays, and films. He brings that experience to bear on his many projects, and is sought after as a writer on numerous international projects.


Mike Riddell


From the ferment of post-Revolution France, Bishop Jean Pompallier ventures forth to the New World, fired by visionary faith and just a touch of arrogance. What he discovers there will shake the foundations of his certainty and plunge him into crisis. He wanted to make his mark on history; instead he is crushed on the wheel of events, destined to be forgotten… New Zealand - France