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Rose is known for her roles in projects such as "Once Upon a Time", "Maddigan's Quest" and "Power Rangers R.P.M", and can currently be seen in the CW television show "iZombie" as the lead character Olivia 'Liv' Moore.

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Sara   /   Apr 02,2019   /   0 Comments

Rose’s latest film “Daffodils” is currently screening in New Zealand cinemas, and the reviews so far is praising both the film and Rose’s performance! To celebrate the big release, I have updated our gallery with more than 20 stunning HQ photos from the film – some production stills, some promotional posters and one photo of Rose and George Mason filming a scene outdoors. Rose looks really beautiful in these, the styling and time era look really suits her perfectly. Unfortunately the film is only available in the NZ at the moment, but we will alert you as soon as it’s available for purchase world wide! If you’ve had the chance to watch the film, I would love to hear your opinion on it – either in the comments on this post, on twitter or on email. Enjoy the new photos!

Leaving her dying father’s bedside, singer Maisie (Kimbra) rushes to perform at an indie music gig in town. But as she sings the opening song, it is hard for her to ignore the heartfelt story she has just been told – the story of how her dad met and fell in love with her mother, and how it all devastatingly fell apart. As the night goes on, the love story of her father, Eric (George Mason), and her mother, Rose (Rose McIver), is shown through Maisie’s eyes. From the time they meet in Hamilton in 1966 to their separation in the 1980s, we follow the bittersweet nuances of a couple’s life, expressed with contemporary re-imaginings of the iconic New Zealand hit songs of artists such as Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn.


Sara   /   Apr 02,2019   /   0 Comments

FASHIONNZ – Daffodils is a new Kiwi film that tells a bittersweet love story with re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs. It opens on March 21st here in NZ and and is a highly anticipated release that follows the successful play version of the story. The film tells the the love story of husband and wife, Eric and Rose, through their daughter Maisie’s eyes and follows their relationship from their first meeting in the 1960s through to the 1980s in true kiwi style. Maisie relives the couple’s story through song after leaving her dying father’s bedside in present day to perform at an indie music gig.

It’s a heartfelt story of a bittersweet relationship, family and what it means to grow up and find yourself in Aotearoa. The beautiful interpretations of songs from the likes of Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn add to the wonderfully nostalgic and truly New Zealand feel of the film.

Costumer designer Sarah Voon had the challenge of bringing the Daffodils costumes to life for each character over an extended period of time, with looks from several different decades and changing ages of the characters to take into consideration. It’s a big job to create looks that are appropriate for the situation, each actor and feel authentic for the era they’re in while working to a budget and delivering it all on time.

We caught up with Sarah to find out how she went about creating each character’s look, what her favourite outfits were and how long it all took to put together for the film?

Congratulations on Daffodils, it’s a beautiful film and the costumes are sublime and do such a wonderful job at helping tell the story and get across the different time periods. The film originally began as a play, had you seen the play version before you began work on the film version?
Thank you, I’m super proud of Daffodils and the intense amount of work put into showcasing each era in a way unique to New Zealand.

I saw the Daffodils play at the Auckland Town Hall a couple of years ago, and loved the energy and simple structure of the stage version (performed by the talented Todd Emerson and Colleen Davis), incorporating some beloved New Zealand songs. An accomplished theatre piece it had the power to connect with and uplift you, before dashing you devastatingly to earth with the story of this NZ couple who couldn’t find the words. Naturally I was intrigued about the screenplay adaption, and excited when contacted about costuming the film version.

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Sara   /   Nov 18,2018   /   0 Comments

With all the excitement around ‘A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding’, I completely forgot to update the site with the latest on one of Rose’s other upcoming films – Daffodils! Daffodils is New Zealand’s first ever movie-musical, and is a love-story told with beautiful re-imaginings of the most iconic New Zealand pop songs from artists like Crowded House and Bic Runga. I absolutely love this trailer (we get to hear Rose sing!), and it’s possibly the film of hers so far in her career that I look the most forward to – but sadly we’re up for a bit of waiting, as it won’t hit cinemas until March 2019. Make sure to check out the preview below, and afterwards head over to our gallery for some beautiful production stills in HQ…

The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody. This has been a stellar year for the movie musical, with the above quartet all looking set to be amongst the biggest earners of 2018 at the New Zealand box office. However, for Kiwi fans of the genre, there’s even more exciting news. In 2019, we’ll finally be getting our own homegrown big-screen musical. Based on the popular stage show of the same name, Daffodils is set to debut in New Zealand cinemas on March 21. Written by Rochelle Bright (the author of the original play, which was first staged in 2014), who was inspired by her own parents’ love story, it will feature some of Kiwi music’s most beloved songs, from artists like Crowded House, The Muttonbirds and Bic Runga. The cast includes iZombie’s Rose McIver, Home and Away’s George Mason and Kiwi popstar Kimbra.

Speaking after the release of the movie’s first trailer on Wednesday afternoon, Daffodils’ producer Richard Fletcher admits it was funny how “all the stars have aligned” for the movie, with viewer interest in cinematic musicals currently skyhigh. “It’s extraordinary, because when we started developing the stage show as a film [in 2016], we had no idea this would happen. La La Land hadn’t even come out.” Filming took place at Wellington’s Avalon Studios, in the Wairarapa and parts of the Waikato over eight weeks last summer, with Fletcher describing it as broadening, but in no way changing the essence of the much-loved play. “Obviously the stage show was essentially a two-hander, with the only other character the narrator – the one that Kimbra plays in the movie. We’ve added in a lot more characters, friends, the leads’ parents – to create a wider pool and wider storylines, but it’s still very true to the play.” (Read full story)

Sara   /   Feb 19,2018   /   0 Comments

Rose has been hinting on her official twitter a couple of times lately that’s she been working on a new project: a musical feature film! Earlier this year, she reveled she was back home in New Zealand where she was working with director David Stubbs. Davis has been working on the project “Daffodils” since 2016, and we are so excited to share with you that our very own Rose has been cast as the lead character Rose!

Below you can read an old article/interview with Stubbs, where he discusses the project and how he thinks it’s going to be a big hit. You can read the full interview + watch a video where he talks about the film at the source here. Now that the filming has officially began, we’ll hopefully be treated to some on set photos and more information soon. We’ve all been hoping to hear more of Rose’s beautiful singing voice for so many years now, so I really can’t wait for this film! Stay tuned for any new information, we’ll keep you posted.

Daffodils, the musical play deep in the hearts of many Kiwis, could become the next smash-hit film from New Zealand. Kiwi director and producer David Stubbs, will fly to London in search of backers next month, to make his dream come true. Stubbs believes international film fans will be charmed by the real-life love story. “I think this is the big one. I believe it will resonate strongly with audiences.”

“This is a good sign because only a few films outside Europe are invited. I’m very confident.” As co-founder of Emmy Award-winning television and film production company KHF Media, Stubbs will pitch the script to the world’s top sales agents at the Production Finance Market (PFM). Sales agents are responsible for distributing films to international markets and are some of the most powerful people in the film industry. “The objective is to lock in overseas distribution deals and to do that you need to try and get as much overseas investment as possible.” Being invited to the PFM indicated Daffodils had potential to cross over to an international audience, he said. “I’m hopeful that Daffodils will be the next big film overseas.”

In the past it had been hard to pitch New Zealand films internationally, but now there was an appetite for world cinema and there was a large market in Europe for Kiwi stories. “I think there is a freshness about Daffodils in terms of our culture and music that will appeal. It has a strong classic storyline with the universal themes of love and regret and involves great Kiwi music. We are confident it will appeal to people overseas.” Stubbs likened the movie to the Oscar winning Irish film, Once. The New Zealand film industry was in a positive phase and there was a lot of buzz about Kiwi film-makers overseas, he said.

Productions such as Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Tickled had been great ambassadors for New Zealand. “Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an example of a Kiwi story that is resonating overseas and making money. It has opened the door a bit for me. It’s a good time for New Zealand film-makers.” More New Zealand audiences than ever were now watching Kiwi movies, which was a good sign, he said. “Film-makers are proving there is no cultural cringe like there used to be.”

Stubbs last movie Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses was a documentary about the 2007 exorcism death of a woman from Stubbs’ home suburb of Wainuiomata. “Belief was a very difficult film to make and a sad story that was quite gruelling for all of us. After that I decided the next project should be something that showed another side of New Zealand culture.” Daffodils was about the misunderstanding of unspoken things that put relationships at risk and explores why some things are not said and how Kiwi men act in relationships, he said. | Read full story at source