Women are two-timing dirty dogs - or so thinks dumpee Richard Derrington - until he accidentally knocks a girl on the head with a shoe and falls in love.
If only she wasn’t a lesbian. If only he wasn’t love-shy.
When it comes to love, there really is more than one right person out there. You just have to open your heart and discover that not all women are two-timing dirty dogs or dykes.
Lawyer Richard Derrington used to be a rock musician, is on the verge of thirty, and has just been dumped by Anna, the love of his life. Bleak reality hits him when he moves from their love nest into his grandmother’s vacant old nanna-house. Vacant that is, except for an orange cat called Greg.
Things used to make sense, but now Richard’s life attracts chaos like black pants attract orange cat hair. The one corner of his world he clings to is his work as a lawyer. But cracks are appearing even here and Richard has to prove that despite all the evidence, he’s up for the task.
Providing some well-meaning love-rat advice is Richard’s best friend Jeff. Jeff is a committed bachelor who thinks this could be the best thing that has ever happened to his mate, if only he could accept that there are plenty more fish in the sea (and to pick up his guitar again). Richard believes there is only one for him and now she’s gone (and screwing someone else). That’s until he meets Rachel Vilikovski.
Rachel is beautiful, smart, funny and single. But Rachel isn’t quite ready to meet someone new either, and thinks that men ultimately betray you. Richard finds himself falling for Rachel, but believing she bats for the other team, he accidentally finds himself in bed (well on the desk at work actually!) with his married boss. Even worse than this, he almost lets the viper Anna back into his heart.
When he finally realises that Rachel is the one for him, Richard must find a way to win back her trust if he’s ever to experience love again. In the process he discovers the self he lost and makes some life changing decisions.
Zigzag Street is the life you have when she’s walked out on you. When you don't know which way to go, and then suddenly, love finds the way.
Writer: Sarah Neal (KAFF, Fandango, Independently Blue)
Status: In Development
Developed with the assistance of Screen Queensland