The Most Fun You Can Have Dying
Michael’s in a race against time after learning he has only months to live. Stealing his own treatment money, he leaves his loved ones behind and heads to London. Intent on going out in a blur of sex, drugs and mayhem, everything changes when he falls for a mysterious French girl named Sylvie.
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, Māori Samoan teenager Clementine Howe.