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

The Guinea Pig Club

Dir. Roger Donaldson Archie McIndoe – urbane New Zealand-born pioneer of cosmetic surgery in Harley Street, confronts the horror of war when he’s recruited to treat the horribly disfigured airmen delivered in droves from the front. He soon realises that it’s one thing to repair an injured body - but it’s far more challenging to restore a man’s soul. He tackles desperation and despair head on – determined to offer the remedy so badly needed by broken men – hope for the future. New Zealand