Movie Vermilion follows composer Darcy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) over a summer month, as her daughter prepares to marry. Darcy sees colours when she plays musical notes, but after seeing the colour vermilion she is prompted to secretly make her own plans. The exploration of motherhood, family and female friendship marks the feature debut of director Dorthe Scheffmann (Cannes-selected 1995 short film The Beach). The ensemble cast includes Theresa Healey, Goretti Chadwick (Game of Bros), and newcomer Emily Campbell. The production team were 85 per cent female.
I'm seeing different colours with different notes ... it's all changing.– Darcy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand)
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Released in New Zealand cinemas on 8 November 2018
World premiere on 18 October 2018 in the Rangatira auditorium at Q Theatre in Auckland