by Jacob Johnson — 27.5.2021
Shot on the Kapiti Coast, Poppy is the story of a young woman living with Down syndrome who refuses to be defined by her disability.
Her ambition to become an apprentice mechanic is stalled by her older brother, forcing her to take matters into her own hands.
The movie was in its final week of filming when the country’s Level 4 lockdown came into force last March, becoming the first local film to resume shooting when New Zealand returned to Level 2.
Nineteen-year-old Libby Hunsdale, who plays the starring role of Poppy, says the premiere has been a long time coming.
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