The Most Fun You Can Have Dying is a debut feature for both writer/director Kirstin Marcon and producer Alex Cole-Baker.   The film is based on the well-reviewed 2003 debut novel ‘Seraphim Blues’, written by Steven Gannaway.

The film stars Matt Whelan, the winner of the 2010 Qantas Film & Television Awards Best Supporting Actor award for popular TV series, Go Girls, and a lead actor of New Zealand feature My Wedding and Other Secrets, in his most challenging role to date.

Whelan is joined by French actress Roxane Mesquida who co-stars as Sylvie. Two of her most recent films, Rubber (writer/director Quentin Dupiex) and Kaboom (writer/director Gregg Araki) were officially selected to screen in the Cannes Film Festival 2010.

Also in the cast are New Zealand actors Pana Hema-Taylor (BOY) who plays Michael’s best friend David, and Colin Moy (In My Father’s Den). The support ensemble also includes Sophie Henderson (Outrageous Fortune), Caren Pistorious (Legend of The Seeker), Matthew Saville, Paul MacDiarmid, Maggie Tarver and newcomer, Maori Samoan teenager Clementine Howe.  

Technical Info: 
Colour, 35mm, Dolby
Production Year: 
Production Company: 
Chocolate Fish Pictures Ltd
46th Hofer Filmtage, Cockatoo Island Film Festival; Hola AUNZ Film Festival (Mexico)
Sales Agent: 
Hanway Select

Key Roles

Exec. Producer

Key Crew

Crighton Bone
Peter Roberts
Grayson Gilmour
Production Designer
Bruce Everard
Costume Designer
Liz McGregor
Make-up Designer
Deb Watson