Daffodils is a feature film version of Rochelle Bright's award-winning Kiwi stage musical. Grammy Award-winning singer Kimbra makes her big screen debut, alongside actors Rose McIver (iZombie, The Lovely Bones) and George Mason (Go Girls). The bittersweet musical is based on the true story of a Waikato couple's romance in the 60s, and the pop-rock soundtrack that shaped their lives. The love story features reimaginings of iconic songs from Crowded House, The Exponents and more. Daffodils is helmed by director David Stubbs (Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses).
How well do you know your parents? It's easy to forget they were once young, beautiful, crazy things.– Maisey Williams (played by musician Kimbra)
World premiere at Wellington's Embassy Theatre on 14 February 2018
Released in New Zealand cinemas on 21 March 2019
Features music originally performed by Crowded House, Bic Runga, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, The Mint Chicks, The Mutton Birds, Kimbra, The Exponents, LIPS, Chris Knox, The Clean, Darcy Clay, Th' Dudes, The Senators/Ray Columbus and the Invaders, The Swingers and Blam Blam Blam
Musical directors and composers: Steph Brown and Fen Ikner