DAFFODILS is a bittersweet love story told with beautiful re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs, including tracks by Crowded House, LIPS, Bic Runga, Chris Knox, The Mint Chicks, Dave Dobbyn, The Clean, The Exponents, Darcy Clay, Mutton Birds, Th’Dudes, The Senators/Ray Columbus and the Invaders, The Swingers and Blam Blam Blam.
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 iconic hit songs of New Zealand artists including Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn.
Based on the much loved and critically acclaimed stage play, DAFFODILS is a heart-aching drama told with iconic New Zealand music.
Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Kimbra makes her big screen debut alongside Rose McIver (iZOMBIE, THE LOVELY BONES) and George Mason (HOME & AWAY, GO GIRLS). DAFFODILS is written by stage play creator Rochelle Bright, directed by Emmy® Award-winner David Stubbs (BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES, RESERVOIR HILL) and produced by Richard Fletcher (THE CHANGEOVER, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D, BOY). Silver Scroll winner Stephanie Brown and Fen Ikner of electro-pop duo LIPS are the Music Directors and Composers.
The film is produced by Libertine Pictures and KHF Media with investment from the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, TVNZ, The Kelly Entertainment Co, Park Rd Post Production, Avalon Studios and financing from Kiwibank.
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
Steph Brown & Fen Ikner
ROSE McIVER as Rose
GEORGE MASON as Eric
KIMBRA as Masie
MARK MITCHINSON as Barry
TANDI WRIGHT as Eileen
KATIE WOLFE as Isabel