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Everything We Loved (2014)

A shy magician coaxes his once happy wife back to life with his greatest illusion - a little boy. But the loving family they create is threatened when they become hunted as child abductors.


Max Currie


Max Currie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Stewart Brett Stewart ... Charlie Shepherd
Sia Trokenheim Sia Trokenheim ... Angela Shepherd
Ben Clarkson Ben Clarkson ... Tommy Burroughs
Patrick Garbett Patrick Garbett ... Hugo
Simon Dallow Simon Dallow ... Newsreader
Suzy Clarkson Suzy Clarkson ... Reporter
Jodie Rimmer ... Jane
Paul Harrop Paul Harrop ... Ben
Sophie Hambleton Sophie Hambleton ... Fiona
Oscar Seel Oscar Seel ... Matthew
Jason Hodzelmans ... Rick
Gabrielle Henderson Gabrielle Henderson
Luke Robinson Luke Robinson ... Foreman
Katherine Kennard Katherine Kennard ... Vanessa
Bill Bycroft Bill Bycroft ... Petrol Station Clerk


A shy magician coaxes his once happy wife back to life with his greatest illusion - a little boy. But the loving family they create is threatened when they become hunted as child abductors.

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31 July 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand


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NZD 250,000 (estimated)
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A rural NZ Bonnie & Clyde love story that's a real gem

Director Max Currie's debut thriller Everything We Loved taps the human psyche, exploring Currie's fascination of "good people doing bad things"

Charlie (Brett Stewart) & Angela (Step Dave's Sia Trokenheim) are travelling magicians, right from the word go, we are drawn to the relationship between Charlie & young pre-schooler son Tommy (Ben Clarkeson) it's imagery all too familiar set against the rural backdrop that could easily be mistaken for anywhere in New Zealand. Trokenheim is notably absent at the beginning of the film but returns after a family tragedy, and underneath the fragile facade we see all is not well, and that's when things go terribly wrong.

Currie has extracted brilliant performances from his cast notably from Sia Trokenheim,harrowed and broken, at times she borders on brilliant as Charlie's wife. Brett Stewart's performance although palatable is solid nonetheless, and his nurturing character as husband/father is central to the story. The marital chemistry between the two is dead-convincing and played to a tee, you really feel like you're living through their hell as the story unfolds. Five year old Ben Clarkson is sublime as young Tommy, he delivers some exciting performances worthy of older peers, a startling discovery with one feature film under his belt, he's also the youngest person to feature in a New Zealand movie.

There's not much not to like about Everything We Loved, it's a riveting suspenseful watch that draws you in slowly without insulting your intelligence. It's a thriller a love story, a husband willing to do whatever it takes to bring the family back together and a wife riddled by guilt,drawing the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.

Without giving too much away, it's a beautifully filmed movie, captivating to watch, a rural NZ Bonnie & Clyde love story that's a real gem.

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