What Are We Going to do About Poppet?

Having returned from her big OE, Lucy agrees to stay in her dad’s house for a year while he goes on his own adventures – but with the proviso she look after Poppet, a living puppet that Lucy and her flatmate Damian find more annoying than cute.

  • Lisette de Jong
    It's Mel!
  • Lisette de Jong
    It's Mel!
  • NIcky MacDonald
  • Paula Wray
    Key Cast
  • Mark Scott
    Key Cast
  • Lisette de Jong
    Key Cast
  • John Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • Student Project:
    New Zealand
Director Biography - Lisette de Jong

Lisette de Jong is an actor and writer who has produced sketches, ten-minute plays, the 6-part web series "It's Mel!" and a pilot webisode called "What Are We Going to do About Poppet?". At the 2017 New Zealand Short + Sweet Festival of ten-minute plays, her play "One Day in ISIS" won six awards including best script.

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Director Statement

I'm a writer who started off acting and has moved into directing sometimes. Writing my own projects allows me to keep being creative, rather than waiting for a call. Most of my writing has comedy in it. It's a lot of fun and I like to laugh. "What are we going to do about Poppet?" showcases the talents of a group of skilled actors, filmmakers and puppeteer & actor Paula Wray who committed fully and for no pay. It is a joy to create and produce with such talented people, and to see my work brought to life and entertaining others. I just want to keep doing this.