Her Majesty -
Silicon Valley Film Fund - 105 min.
DVD UPC #9315842014711; 9421016370450; 014381314922
Cast: Sally Andrews, Vicky Haughton, Mark Clare, Liddy Halloway, Anna Sheridan, Alison Routledge, Craig Elliott.
Screenplay: Mark J. Gordon; Director of Photography: Stephen M. Katz;
Music: William Ross; Editing: Virginia Katz; Costume Design: Leslie Burkes-Harding; Production Design: Kim Sinclair;
Producer: Walter Coblenz; Director: Mark J. Gordon.
It is 1953 and Elizabeth Wakefield is nearly 13 and she is consumed by a desire to meet the new Queen, Elizabeth II.
But she is stuck in a provincial North Island town in New Zealand, trying to deal with typical "coming-of-age" challenges
such as parents who don't understand, a cruel brother, unfaithful friends, a handsome teacher and dozens of unanswered
letters she has sent to the Queen. Then it happens - the Queen is going to visit the town during her New Zealand tour.
This family film, that probably will appeal more to pre and early teen girls, is a bit rough around the edges, but not bad for
a first time director who has done a good job at designing a mid-20th century small town New Zealand atmosphere.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B-