Channelling Baby

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Movie Summary

  • Released: 2000 (New Zealand)
  • A dark and mystery-filled drama about a 70s hippy (Danielle Cormack) who falls in love with a Vietnam vet (Kevin Smith). But has fate bought them together, only in order to drive them apart? And what exactly happened to their child? This twist-filled tale of seances, damaged people, and conflicting versions of truth marked the directorial debut of short filmmaker Christine Parker. At the 1999 New Zealand film awards, Channelling Baby was nominated in six categories, including best actress and best original screenplay.
  • After being blinded by taking drugs in the 1970's during an eclipse, a woman marries her Vietnam soldier boy friend. However, as she remains very flaky, he eventually disappears and takes their child with him. 20 years later, the woman decides to use a medium to try to find her daughter.
  • It is 1971. New Zealand soldiers are heading off to Vietnam amidst hordes of peace protesters and the heady excitement of a solar eclipse. In a column of soldiers stopped to board a military truck, Geoff catches sight of Bunnie, a beautiful hippy whose glorious, intimate smile is the lasting vision he takes with him to war. Destiny brings the pair together a second time, when Geoff returns from Vietnam a few months later. Each has been badly hurt in different ways, but in spite of their personal damage, they fall instantly and passionately in love. They start a life together and Bunnie gives birth to a baby girl. Their lives should be joyously complete, but one day, Geoff and the baby mysteriously disappear, leaving Bunnie devastated. Years later, in the 1990's Bunnie accepts help from Cassandra, a young woman who claims to be a clairvoyant. Cassandra brings the couple back together again to solve the mystery of what really happened.

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Additional Pictures (YH Alum Actors)

Amber Sainsbury as Cassandra.


Joel Tobeck as Tony.


Kevin Smith as Geoff.


Additional Pictures (Non-YH Alum Actors)

Danielle Cormack as Bunnie.