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