Daffodils is the story of 16-year-old Rose and 18-year-old Eric – a teddy boy and a farm girl from Hamilton who met at the lake by the daffodils and fell in love. It was the same place that Eric’s parents met 20 years earlier. Was it destiny perhaps?
January 2016 – Bullet Heart Club, one of New Zealand’s newest independent theatre companies, have reported that their debut stage show Daffodils (inspired by true events) is set to be developed into a feature film. Daffodils’ playwright Rochelle Bright and music collaborator LIPS (Stephanie Brown & Fen Ikner) have signed on to write the screenplay with film director/producer David Stubbs (KHF Media) set to direct. The team will begin working on the script early March 2016.
November 2017 – Daffodils will start production in February 2018 and will be released in New Zealand and Australia by Transmission Films in 2019.
Early 2018 – Rose McIver announced that she was in Wellington to work for the great New Zealander director David Stubbs. She also did an interview where she said “I’m coming home for two and a half months to do a film called Daffodils.”
February 21, 2018 – Bullet Heart Club announced on their twitter page: ‘Daffodils the film is officially in production and we are thrilled to reveal our incredible lead cast Kimbra, Rose McIver and George Mason.’
Thanks to Rose McIver‘s NZ Management, we know she will play the lead role, Rose.
April 14 – Rose McIver wrapped Daffodils filming.
Movie will be released in 2019.