The Pretender

THE PRETENDER is a fly on the wall look at the inner workings of a typical NZ MP's office, 'The Pretender' follows the highs and lows, backroom machinations, and desperate measures of Team Plant as they attempt to navigate the dog eat dog world of governmental politics.

Disgruntled with his ineffectual back bench position with the National Party, Dennis joins forces with defecting Labour MP Joanne Williams to form the new political party 'Future New Zealand', and hold the balance of power. Dennis suddenly finds himself launched from virtual obscurity into the spotlights of the national media, though whether he'll survive it remains to be seen.

The Pretender is a smart, satirical and biting examination of our nation's leaders; the people behind them; and the jealousy, megalomania, fear, confusion, desperation, and occasional (generally brief) elation that mark another typical day at the office.