Historic Local Feature for Film Festival
Wednesday, 5 July 2000, 3:42 pm
Press Release: The Film Archive
A gloriously re-tinted early New Zealand feature film, The
Bush Cinderella, will screen in the Auckland, Wellington and
Dunedin Film Festivals this July.
The Bush Cinderella
was the fourth feature film produced by pioneer film maker
Rudall Hayward. Released in 1928, its mix of melodrama and
high comedy was a runaway success with local audiences and
it remains one of the great achievements of the early screen
era in New Zealand.