the great maiden's blush
The Great Maiden’s Blush explores the unlikely friendship between two first-time single mothers, one a girl racer, the other a failed classical pianist and gardener, who share a room in a post-natal ward after the birth of their babies. As they face the challenges of new motherhood, they must also face the secrets around the paternity of their infants. Babies and absent fathers, opera and drag-racing, gardening and Schubert are all swept into the drama. The Great Maiden's Blush is a proudly female-centred story exploring territory rich in drama and emotion which has, until now, been completely neglected as powerful screen material.
two women, two babies, two worlds
TORCHLIGHT FILMS is a New Zealand production company founded by Andrea Bosshard & Shane Loader making independent features, sustainably and economically. We tell contemporary, character-driven stories sourced from our communities that explore the human condition and have the power to move and touch us.