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Tickets Selling Fast For 'Home By Christmas' Auckland Premiere

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Martin Henderson
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Martin Henderson will be part of a star-studded audience at the Auckland charity premiere of his first New Zealand feature film 'Home By Christmas' on April 21st with funds raised going to Variety -The Children's Charity.

Henderson will be joined at Newmarket's Rialto Cinema by the film's director and writer Gaylene Preston and her daughter Chelsea Preston Crayford, who stars in the heart-warming movie alongside Henderson and Tom Barry.

Tickets are selling fast to the premiere of this heart-warming movie which is set in Greymouth and was filmed on location in New Zealand.

"Variety is delighted to be selected as the charity partner for this event, the proceeds of which will help sick, disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids to reach their full potential," said Variety CEO Lorraine Taylor.

'Home By Christmas' is a true story of romance, secrets and terrible adventure in which Ed Preston, on his way home from rugby practice in 1940, joins the New Zealand Army to go to World War II.

His new wife, Tui, is pregnant and distraught, but he tells her not to worry, he'll be home by Christmas. And so he is - four years later - after escaping from a prison camp in Italy.

But while Ed is away, Tui has fallen in love with another man. It is a remarkable memoir of resilience, determination and love.

Variety is the charity of the entertainment industry and is renowned for its fundraising movie premieres among other events and is dedicated to helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children to reach their full potential.

Tickets are available for a donation of only $40 to Variety and include drinks and nibbles at a 'homecoming party' at Fables Gallery after the screening, which will start at the Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket at 6.30pm.

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