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

Missu Peace

When Edna Pearce, New Zealand's first policewoman, is appointed to supervise Japanese women and children incarcerated during the second world war, her life changes in dramatic ways. Her bonding with Japanese girl Nanae forms a bridge on which enemies can meet. But Edna is unprepared for what it might cost her to become vulnerable. A film of beautiful tragedy. New Zealand - Japan