the great maiden's blush
the latest feature from Andrea Bosshard & Shane Loader
the pair behind the critically acclaimed independent features Hook, Line & Sinker (2011) and Taking the Waewae Express (2008)
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"The work of a couple of mature filmmakers just dripping with intelligence, flair and vision. This is a sinuous, clever, ambitious, nuanced, layered and gorgeously assembled film. Pay The Great Maiden's Blush the attention it deserves and you'll be rewarded with one of the most beautifully photographed, best sounding and best written films you'll see all year. Bravo."
Graeme Tuckett Dominion Post
dvd now available
Our kaupapa is to create a sustainable, vigorous & independent local filmmaking community. Your purchase enables us to invest in future Torchlight Films projects.
1 x DVD — $35.00 incl. postage/delivery
2 x DVDs — $65.00 incl. postage/delivery
3 x DVDs — $95.00 incl. postage/delivery
French, German & Spanish subtitles, & English fo hearing impaired.
Please note, this is a PAL version which will play in New Zealand, Australia & Europe but NOT Canada and the US. It will however play through a computer in NTSC territories/
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download & streaming now available
Please note that the film can only be streamed or downloaded in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands due to distribution agreements.
The Great Maiden's Blush is a story of friendship, of forgiveness, and the redemptive power of truth. It's a story of new motherhood; of babies and absent fathers; of opera and drag racing, gardening and Schubert.
Two first-time single mothers, one a taxidriver and girl racer, the other a pianist and gardener, share a room in a post-natal ward after the birth of their babies.
A precarious friendship develops between the two, and as they face the challenges of new motherhood, they must also confront their pasts and face the truth of the paternity of their newborn babies.
This female-centred story explores territory rich in drama and emotion, which until The Great Maiden's Blush has been neglected as the powerful screen material that it is. (click here for full synopsis)
with: Renee Lyons, Miriama McDowell, K.C. Kelly, Ian Lesa, Barnie Duncan,
Carl Drake, George Fenn & Madeline McNamara
directors of photography - Alun Bollinger & Waka Attewell
editor - Annie Collins (Gardening with Soul, Hook, Line & Sinker)
music - Plan 9 (Janet Roddick, Steve Roche, David Donaldson)
producers - Jeremy Macey, Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader & Isobel Mebus
One of the most beautifully photographed, best sounding and best written films you'll see this year
Graeme Tuckett Dominion Post
Be wowed by something rare & beautiful
Mandy Hager Kapiti Observer
Wonderful! I'm truly impressed!
Dame Fiona Kidman writer
A superb drama... full of sensitivity and subtlety. Magnificent!
Bernard Bories Festival des Antipodes, St. Tropez
Moving & absorbing... what a beautiful film
Jenny Pattrick author The Denniston Rose
WINNER BEST ACTRESS 2017 NZ FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS
Edited Image 2015-3-4-13:26:57
Behind the Scenes footage from shooting Block 1
Andrea Bosshard & Shane Loader talk about filmmaking and the the project
Shot on a GH4 and made to look like old Super 8 footage from the 70's.
KC Kelly is trained by Michel Alkhouri in prepartion for his role as an opera singer