Rose McIver as Rose
Leaving her dying father’s bedside, singer Maisie rushes to perform at an indie music gig in town. But as she sings the opening song, it’s hard for her to ignore the heartfelt story she’s just been told – the story of how her dad met and fell in love with her mother, and how it all devastatingly fell apart. As the night goes on, we see the love story of Eric and Rose through Maisie’s eyes. From the time they meet in Hamilton in 1966 to their separation in the 1980s, we follow the bittersweet nuances of a couple’s life, expressed with contemporary re-imaginings of the iconic New Zealand hit songs of artists such as Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn. (flicks.co.nz)
Genres: Drama with songs. Musical Movie. Feature Film.
Release Date: March 21, 2019
Country: New Zealand
Filming Locations: Wellington, New Zealand
Directed by: David Stubbs
Produced by: Richard Fletcher
Written by: Rochelle Bright
Music Director: Stephanie Brown, Fen Ikner
Casting: Rose McIver, George Mason, Kimbra.
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, 2018 – Rose McIver wrapped Daffodils filming.
October, 2018 – We got the first teaser/trailer for ‘Daffodils‘ (ckeck the related tab). The movie will be coming to cinemas on March 21, 2019.
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