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New Zealand Box Office Hit ‘Daffodils’ Secures International Sales Deal — Cannes

Exclusive: UK sales outfit Sc Films has boarded international rights to Kiwi box office hit Daffodils by director David Stubbs.

The romantic musical follows singer Maisie and the recollections of how her parents met and fell in love. The love story is soundtracked (released by Warner Music) with re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs.

Released theatrically in New Zealand in March, the film has taken more than $1M, making it the most successful local release since The Breaker Upperers. Grammy winner Kimbra plays Maisie, with George Mason (Top of the Lake) and Rose McIver (iZombie) taking on the parental roles.

The film was produced by Richard Fletcher of Libertine Pictures and Khf Media with investment from the New Zealand Film Commission, Nz on Air, Tvnz, The Kelly Entertainment Co, Park Rd Post Production, Avalon Studios and Kiwibank. Rochelle Bright adapted the screenplay from her successful play.

UK and Ireland distribution

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