Kiwi musical romance Daffodils – which marks the acting debut of popster Kimbra – will get its premiere in March.
Based on the Edinburgh Festival award-winning play by Rochelle Bright, the film also stars Rose McIver (iZombie) and George Mason (Home and Away, Go Girls) and features the songs of Kiwi icons such as Dave Dobbyn, The Mutton Birds, Bic Runga, The Clean and Crowded House.
Daffodils will open in NZ cinemas on March 21 and the nationwide release will be preceded by what its expected a star-studded premiere at Wellington’s Embassy Theatre.
Daffodils was inspired by the story of how Bright’s parents met and is soundtracked by versions of some of our best known songs, which have been re-arranged by Stephanie Brown and Fen Ikner from electro-pop duo LIPS.
Bright also wrote the screenplay for the film, which is directed by David Stubbs (Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses, Reservoir Hill).
“It’s incredibly exciting to be on the verge of sharing Daffodils with the audience it was made for – New Zealanders,” says Stubbs. “Daffodils is a musical – and a very human story that will speak to all Kiwis. And of course, it’s a celebration of New Zealand music, that I hope will resonate across the globe.”