Wellington-shot movie Reunion releases its first trailer
Featuring a stellar international and local cast including Julia Ormond and New Zealand’s own Emma Draper, Cohen Holloway and John Bach, the film is an original and exhilarating psychological thriller that challenges the perceptions of objective reality and subjective truth.
Emma Draper plays Ellie, who returns to her childhood home, heavily pregnant and reunites with her estranged mother Ivy, played by Julia Ormond. Following years of separation, their initial awkward interactions gradually fall into the familiar dynamics of previous years. But the old house conjures disturbing memories for Ellie who is haunted by her dead sister, Cara. As Ellie grows more erratic and confused, Ivy tries to comfort her and contain her increasingly strange behaviour. When past trauma and the anxiety over her unborn child finally sends Ellie over the edge, she discovers the hidden, horrifying reality of her family that she never expected.
Written and directed by SXSW and Venice Orizzonti award-winning filmmaker Jake Mahaffy (Free in Deed, Wellness), Reunion was shot in Wellington.
CAST & CREW:
Directed by: Jake Mahaffy
Written by: Jake Mahaffy
Starring: Julia Ormond, Emma Draper, Cohen Holloway, John Bach.
Reunion releases November 5.