Poppy movie goes wider

December 1, 2021

The makers of Poppy have created a version of the movie with captions for people with hearing impairments, and can make the film available for cinemas to have private captioned screenings, says producer Robin Laing. After a successful 14-week run in New Zealand cinemas, Poppy is moving out into the wider world thanks to a range of international festival invitations. The film was selected for CinefestOz in Western Australia and screened in October at La Femme International, a Los Angeles-based festival for women filmmakers, and at Cinemagic Belfast, a festival of films for young people. A date for a television broadcast in New Zealand is still pending.

Caption: Libby Hunsdale with co-star Ari Boyland on the set of Poppy on the Kāpiti Coast. Photograph: Ness Patea.