Pete Bullock, successful Gold Coast hinterland sewage pumpout contractor, lives with wife Marge and arts student son Jamie in his lovely Nirvana Waters home.

But he has a few problems. For thirty seven years, he has slaved to build a business to hand on to his kids. Ten years ago, his older son Michael disappeared. Now younger son Jamie tells Pete he wants to be 'a poet, not a shit carter.'

On top of this, Pete's just had a run-in with the council's health inspector following a spillage outside the mayor's house. His contract, his business, is under threat. Then there's his heart. His doctor's told him he has to stop work yesterday. Or else.

  • naturalistic comedy
  • 110
  • 7 total
  • 4 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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