The film, now shooting in New Zealand, is a triumph over adversity tale about women fighting their way back from the bottom of society. It is the debut feature for director Gaysorn Thavat, from a script written by Sophie Henderson (“Fantail”) with Emma Slade (“Come to Daddy”) producing.
Davis plays a troublemaking mother who cleans car windscreens for a living. She is given new purpose when she takes her niece, played by McKenzie, under her wing. Both actors were recently in Toronto where they also appeared in Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang.”
“Bunny King” is a Firefly Films production, supported by the New Zealand Film Commission, the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, Images & Sound and Blockhead VFX. Protagonist Pictures is handling world sales.