The Changeover, a supernatural romance based on the acclaimed young adult novel by the late Margaret Mahy, is now showing in Philippine Cinemas. The film is being distributed by VIVA International Pictures.
Directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie, “The Changoever” tells the story of sixteen year-old Laura Chant who lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. She becomes convinced a mysterious older boy can help her “change over” and become a witch, as she discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother’s life.
Film critic Sarah Watt gave teen flick a rave review: “With top-notch sound design, music well-chosen for a teen audience and, most importantly, really sharp acting from all involved, The Changeover is a worthy addition to the cinematic YA genre which can proudly boast a local edge.”
“The Changeover” stars Erana James as Laura Chant, Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nicholas Galitzine as Sorenson Carlisle, Benji Purchase and Kate Harcourt. It’s now showing in Philippine cinemas.
Watch the trailer below: