Andi sits in their room. Everything is packed into boxes. They are on their phone.
Narration: “I was an essential worker during the pandemic, working in drug and alcohol addictions. My flatmates complained that I was putting them ‘at risk’, so I decided to move out.
“After finding no affordable rental housing in Auckland, I ended up moving back home with my family.”
We see screenshots of Andi’s phone. They’re messaging her Dad.
“Dad, I’m packed, ready to be picked up.”
Andi’s father: “Wish I could help u move! Call me tonight!”
“20 minutes later.” The moving truck pulls up outside Andi’s home.
Andi’s dad offers to help with the boxes.
“I can take that, Andi,” he says.
“It’s ok, I can carry it,” Andi replies.
A close-up of a shop window. The signs says it’s called Dumpling House. There’s a ‘Closed’ sign in the window and a poster that says ‘Masks required’.
Narration: “The drive down Dominion Rd was bleak.”
The two are chatting, en route.
“It’s good you’re moving back, no need to pay for rent. Your mum is making your favourite noodles,” says Andi’s dad.
“Dandan noodles?” Andi asks.
Another shop with a ‘Closed’ sign in the window.
Narration: “My dad, always helping with the practical things. My mum, making sure I eat well. They never say it, but I know they care.”