ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT)Features
Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has a crush on Abbie (Zoe Terakes) and is plucking up the courage to ask her to the formal, she just needs to come out to her mum, and that’s when her dead aunt arrives to ‘help’.
Writer/director Monica Zanetti crafts a warm and life-affirming drama with high schooler Ellie – a young woman claiming her queer identity and downplaying that coming out is no big deal. Marta Dusseldorp stars as Ellie’s neurotic but loveable mum alongside Rachel House who shines as Ellie’s confidant. Julia Billington is a blast from the 1980s past as Elle’s ghostly aunt Tara who steadily guides her niece through high school love and all the complications and triumphs that surround the dreaded moment of asking someone on a date.
|Producer:||Patrick James, MahVeen Sharhraki|
|Cast:||Sophie Hawkshaw, Zoe Terakes, Marta Dusseldorp|