Jinx Sister is a story about Laura (Wiseman) who is convinced she is a jinx. People who get close to her have a habit of dying. She thought fleeing to the other side of the world would help. Instead, she developed a serious drink problem. Waking one night in an alley, with no recollection of who she had sex with, Laura decides its time to face up to her past.
Laura returns to New Zealand and enters the unfamiliar Polynesian world her sister Marie (Nash) inhabits. Here, money and appearance are not what count. With the help of Sam (Rawiri), a Maori, who has had it tough but is far more together than Laura, and Hine (Heka), a Polynesian single mum, Laura discovers that it is your connections with other people that make life worth living. She reconnects with her sister and her husband Phil (Wallace), when tragedy does strike, Laura rises to the occasion.
Jinx Sister is a ‘growing of age’ story, a meditation on how the past affects the present. It deals with sibling rivalry, loss, our need for intimacy and the stories we spin that imprison us if we let them. [imdb]