Toi Feature Interview with Juniper Director and Toi Graduate Matthew Saville

Pitopito Kōrero


October 12, 2021


Toi Acting Tutor Vaughan Slinn chats with Toi graduate Matthew Saville about his first feature film Juniper starring Charlotte Rampling!

Juniper is a coming of age story directed by Acting graduate Matthew Saville that's sure to tug on your heart strings. "On returning home from boarding school, a self-destructive teenager discovers his gin-soaked grandmother has moved in. A battle of wills ensues which enables him to embrace life again, and her to face her own mortality."

Juniper premiered at several film festivals, including FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival – Special Presentation, CINÉFEST Sudbury International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival and won the Best Actress in a Leading Role for Charlotte Rampling in the 2021 BIF&AST Bari International Film Festival – International Panorama Competition.

This is Saville's first feature film and releases in theatres on 28 October.

You can watch the full interview here.

Photo credit: New Zealand Film Commission