About The Adventures of Suzy Boon:
The show follows the (mis)adventures of our hero, Suzy, who is half Chinese/ half Maori (just like Bic and Boh) and is trying to find where she belongs in this world – and by world she means New Zealand. She is at the last week of her trial period at the Immigration Service of New Zealand and stakes are high – there’s a lot to prove if she wants to stay on the job. Thing is, Suzy has a lot on her mind right now. Love, happiness, her own identity; you know, the works.
Suzy is reminded by her boss, Linleigh, that her job trial at the NZ Immigration Service will be ending soon and only two vacancies will be filled. Nervous, Suzy makes another attempt to bond with her co-workers. Unable to sleep, a lonely Suzy visits an online dating website.
HOOKED ON A FEELING
At a staff meeting, Suzy is singled out for what not to do when assessing newcomers into New Zealand. Suzy shrugs it off as she is excited for her date with her online boyfriend. The date, however, does not go as smoothly as she hoped for.
Eager to impress her co-workers, Suzy goes on a super healthy “diet”. Suzy’s dad is not impressed with her diet and questions whether she truly likes working for the Immigration Service.
Still sleepless, a stressed out Suzy decides to put on a brave face and re-enter the online dating world. Her date is a mess and she feels like her life is as well. Suzy’s dad, however, notices and helps her to relax.
Suzy thoroughly interviews Leonardo, a newcomer to New Zealand, as a last attempt to impress Linleigh, who watches the interview from a monitor. It turns out Suzy has a lot in common with Leonardo and makes a decision that could affect her destiny tremendously at the Immigration Service.
Linleigh notifies Suzy that the two vacancies have been filled. Unsure of what to do, Suzy is forced to make important decisions as her dad gives her some wise advice.
Suzy & Paul
Staff meeting at the Immigration Service and Linleigh has a few things to say.
Linleigh, Mitch and Paul talk about a former employee, Tashandra…
Suzy Boon – Kura Forrester
Linleigh – Yvette Parsons
Mr. Boon – Charles Chan
Denise – Liesha Ward Knox
Mitch – Thomas Sainsbury
Paul – Scott Cotter
Lisa – Genevieve Cohen
Cheeky37 – Andrew Munro
Leonardo – Roberto Nascimento
Mick – Mick Innes
Created by Roberto Nascimento
Produced by Roberto Nascimento & Roko Antonio Babich
Written by Thomas Sainsbury & Louis Mendiola
Directed by Cristobal Araus Lobos