Part one of three from this full length television show.
Part two of three from this full length television show.
Part three of three from this full length television show.
The credits for this full length television show.
This children's post-apocalyptic fantasy series follows a circus troupe on their quest to save the city of Solis. Conceived by Margaret Mahy and developed by Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang, the award-winning series was produced by South Pacific Pictures. A young Rose McIver (future Tinker Bell in US TV show Once Upon a Time) led the cast, acting with a caravan of Kiwi veterans. Māori elements mixed with rural West Auckland sets in the ‘solar punk’ rendering of the future. Here, Garland (McIver) faces tragedy but meets two boys (and a baby) with magical powers.
When the great chaos changed the face of the world, out of the ashes came Solis, the Shining City: our home. Every year we leave Solis to earn some bread, to spread some joy, to entertain.– Garland (Rose McIver) introduces the episode
A South Pacific Pictures production with Burberry Productions for CBBC, Nine Network and TV3.
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Original music by Victoria Kelly