Billy Williams (Cliff Curtis) is enthusiastic and likable, but a bit hopeless. When the driving force behind the Waimatua School 75th Jubilee is killed in an accident, Billy takes over - determined to prove himself. Meanwhile, the arrival of ex-international rugby player Max Seddon (Kevin Smith) forces his wife Pauline (Theresa Healey) to question the choices she has made in her life. This affectionate comedy about small-town NZ life was the first feature directed by actor Michael Hurst, most well-known for his role on the TV series Hercules.
... It's a comedy, but Michael wanted a sad strain that went through, a juxtaposition to the comedy. He wanted some pathos, some poignancy, a woman in crisis. I suppose. That's what I gave him and that's what he wanted.– Theresa Healey on Jubille in a Listener interview, 1 April 2000
Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.
Original music by Plan 9 (David Donaldson, Steve Roche and Janet Roddick)