Poppy - 2021

Chocolate Fish & StellaFilm - 98 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9322225244610(AU/NZ); 845637064519(US/CA)

Principal Cast: Libby Hunsdale, Seb Hunter, Ari Boyland, Kali Kopae Screenplay: Linda Niccol; Cinematography: Mathew Knight; Editor: Jonathan Woodford-Robinson; Music: Plan 9; Songs by: Seb Hunter; Art Direction: Dean Hudson; Production Design: Kate Logan; Makeup: Michele Perry; Producers: Alex cole-Baker, Robin Laing; Director: Linda Niccol.

Poppy's ambition is to become a motor mechanic, starting with the apprenticeship promised by her late father. But she is stalled by her super protective brother who has reluctantly inherited the family workshop/garage business. And itís not until she teams up with a school friend who needs his car fixed, in time to enter the local burnout competition, that her plans progress. Poppy is a film about a young woman with Down syndrome who refuses to be defined by disability and takes control of her own life. Filmed on locations in Kapiti and Masterton.

Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B-

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A PAL All Regions DVD is available from Australian and New Zealand sources, selling for about $30. It's format is 2.38:1 with DD 5.1 and 2.0 spoken English soundtracks. It also has optional English subtitles. Extras include: Interviews with director Linda Niccol and actor Ari Boyland, trailer and "Poppy Song". An NTSC DVD will be released in North America starting 24 January 2023.

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