Everything We Loved
Charlie once made a living as a travelling magician. His picture-perfect marriage and family, though, has been torn asunder by a crippling loss. What will Charlie do to reclaim the family he loves?
In this arresting drama, the ideal of marriage and parenthood is tested by Charlie’s griefdriven deviance, his overwhelming desire to raise a child, and his ability to create the grandest illusion of them all: happiness.
With a young boy named Tommy as a prop, Angela, Charlie’s wife, eventually becomes complicit in the couple’s charade. Will Tommy fall under their spell too, or will the grand illusion come unraveled?
Written and directed by Max Currie, Everything We Loved follows a stage magician’s struggle to mend his wife’s broken heart with his greatest and most dangerous illusion – a little boy. The Hollywood Reporter lauded the film as “high-end drama that convinces on an emotional level.” The film stars Sia Trokenheim (Step Dave), Brett Stewart, and five-year-old newcomer Ben Clarkson.
Financed by the New Zealand Film Commission's Escalator scheme, this arthouse drama premiered at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival to sold-out screenings.
On Monday 28 July 2014, Everything We Loved had a ground-breaking New Zealand premiere - simultaneously in cinemas, on airlines and online.
As soon as the curtain went up for the cinematic premiere in Auckland and Wellington at 8:15pm on 28 July, the film was also available to watch online at NZ Film On Demand.