One of writer/director Fiona Samuel’s first directorial efforts, this short film is a stylish and quirky tale of a plain woman with a beautiful voice, who is trapped in a difficult life caring for her cranky elderly father. The singer waiting to bloom is beautifully played by actual singer Janet Roddick (Plan 9, Six Volts) in a rare on-screen role, while Desmond Kelly puts in a strong performance as the cantankerous Dad. The film won the Golden Mikeldi at the Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film in 1997.
Oliver Giles Productions
Made with funding from NZ On Air.