When Alex discovers that a close friend of his is regularly plying young women with drugs to enable date rape, he struggles with the dilemma of how to stop him while maintaining his own addictive habit.
The prize, funded through the Victoria University Foundation, was first established by the Embassy Theatre Trust, then funded by arts philanthropist the late David Carson-Parker. It is now supported through the generosity of Jeremy Commons.
At the same function fellow MA scriptwriter Abby Howells was awarded the Brad McGann Prize for her feature film script Standing Up, a road movie about two rival comedians forced to drive together from Auckland to Dunedin.
The annual Brad McGann Prize of $2,000 was established in memory of Brad McGann, writer and director of iconic New Zealand feature film In My Father's Den.