THE COLOUR

By Peter WEBBER

FESTIVAL FILM & TV - as PROD

Drama - Development 2014

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the wilds of New Zealand and the hope, despair and struggle of the gold rush, The Colour is a powerful drama of greed and aspiration.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Peter WEBBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Rose TREMAIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ray MARSHALL (FESTIVAL FILM AND TELEVISION LTD), Tim CODDINGTON (NUKUHAU FILMS), Matt MARSHALL (FESTIVAL FILM AND TELEVISION LTD)
    • Synopsis
    • Set in New Zealand during the 1860's gold rush, The Colour tells the story of English immigrants Joseph and Harriet Blackstone, who come to the New World with Joseph's widowed mother Lilian.Initially filled with the hope of adventure and a new life, Joseph and Harriet soon find themselves struggling to make their way in a strange land. When Joseph hears of the discovery of gold on the west coast, he begins to dream of a life of ease and wealth. Gripped by an obsession with what the gold miners call 'the colour', Joseph abandons his wife and mother to join the rush in the gold fields.
      But the gold mines are a hellish wasteland in which Joseph's dreams quickly turn to despair. When his search produces no results, he begins to lose hope. In Joseph's absence, Lilian dies suddenly and Harriet, her future unclear, makes the decision to follow her husband on the treacherous route to the gold fields - a decision that will change their lives forever.
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