鬼阿姨之爱莉与艾比 Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)

鬼阿姨之爱莉与艾比

Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)

导演|莫妮卡·萨内蒂

编剧|莫妮卡·萨内蒂

主演|玛尔塔·杜塞尔多普、佐伊·特拉克斯、索菲·霍克肖、雷切尔·豪斯、朱莉娅·比林顿

制片人|马文·沙拉基、帕特里克·詹姆斯

摄影|卡鲁姆·斯图尔特

类型|浪漫喜剧

时长|80分钟

完成时间|2020年

对白语言|英语

字幕|英语

地区|澳大利亚

制片公司|Brazen Lot制片公司

故事梗概

学生领袖艾莉(索菲·霍克肖饰)疯狂地爱上了她的同学艾比 (佐伊·特拉克斯饰),非常纠结是否要邀请艾比参加12年级的舞会。有一天,艾丽不小心向她的妈妈(玛尔塔·杜塞尔多普饰)吐露了自己的秘密。这是,事情开始变得复杂,甚至有些让人毛骨悚然。她已故的姑姑塔拉(朱莉娅•比灵顿饰)是一位80年代的女同性恋活动家,她死而复生,就像艾莉的仙女教母,引导她度过初恋的考验和磨难。

导演介绍

莫妮卡·萨内蒂是一名编剧兼导演,曾多次获奖。莫妮卡自编自导的《鬼阿姨之爱莉与艾比》揭开了2020年同性恋狂欢电影节的序幕;这是该电影节历史上首次以澳大利亚制作的电影开场。这部电影还被墨尔本国际电影节、Outfest和BFI Flare London等电影节接受,并由阿卡迪亚影业在当地和世界各地发行。她最近为首尔广播公司导演了《伊吉与埃斯》系列,在SERIES MANIA电视节首映。她的早期作品包括为Netflix的电视剧《姐妹》和ACORN的电视剧《我的生活是谋杀》(该剧由露西·劳里斯主演)撰写剧本。她也是美国广播公司晚间喜剧《今夜与汤姆·巴拉德》的编剧兼制片人。

导演阐述

鬼阿姨之爱莉与艾比原先是一部戏剧。莫妮卡创作这部戏剧的原因是,她迫切地想在澳大利亚的娱乐产业看到一部有关女同性恋的高中浪漫喜剧。这部戏在2017年有了突破性的发展,在观众的强烈反响后,莫妮卡决定把它拍成电影。对莫妮卡来说,这不只是为了确保青少年有同性恋电影可看,也是为了和妈妈一同欣赏这部电影。“世界上有很多优秀的酷儿电影,我都特别喜欢,例如《蓝色是最温暖的颜色》,但几乎没有一部电影可以让我坐下来和我的家人一同观赏”。真实的演员阵容对这个项目也非常重要:60%的演员都是性别酷儿,还有一名非二元性别演员(佐伊·特拉克斯)担任主角。

Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) had it’s first life as a play. Monica wrote it out of a sheer desperation to see a lesbian, high school rom-com anywhere in the Australian entertainment landscape. The play had a breakout season in 2017 and after such an overwhelming response from the crowd so Monica set out to turn it into a feature film. For Monica it wasn’t just about making sure that there was a lesbian prom film out there for teens, it was also about making an LGBT film she could watch with her mum: “There are so many excellent Queer films out there that I enjoy, for example BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR but there are almost none that I could sit down and watch with my family”. Authentic casting was also incredibly important to the project , with 60% Queer identifying cast, including non-binary actor Zoe Terakes in a leading role.

Director|Monica Zanetti

Screenwriter|Monica Zanetti

Cast|Marta Dusseldorp, Zoe Terakes, Sophie Hawkshaw, Rachel House, Julia Billington

Producer|MahVeen Shahraki, Patrick James

Cinematographer|Calum Stewart

Genre|Romantic comedy

Length|80min

Year|2020

Dialogue|English

Subtitles|English

Region|Australia

Production Company|Brazen Lot

Synopsis

School captain Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has a serious crush on her classmate Abbie (Zoe Terakes), and is angsting over inviting her to the Year 12 dance. When Ellie accidentally outs herself to her mum (Marta Dusseldorp), things start to get complicated, and a little bit spooky. Enter her deceased aunt Tara (Julia Billington), a lesbian activist from the ’80s who returns from the dead to act as a kind of fairy godmother to Ellie, guiding her through the trials and tribulations of her first love.

Director Biography

Monica Zanetti is an award-winning Screenwriter & Director. Monica wrote and directed ELLIE ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) which opened the 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival; the first Australian film to do so in the festival’s history.  The film was also accepted into Melbourne International Film Festival, Outfest, & BFI Flare London to name a few and is being distributed by Arcadia Pictures locally & around the world. She has most recently directed the series IGGY & ACE for SBS which premiered at SERIES MANIA. Her earlier work includes writing on the Netflix series SISTERS and the ACORN series MY LIFE IS MURDER starring Lucy Lawless. She was also a Writer/Producer on the ABC nightly Comedy series TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD.

Director’s Statement

Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) had it’s first life as a play. Monica wrote it out of a sheer desperation to see a lesbian, high school rom-com anywhere in the Australian entertainment landscape. The play had a breakout season in 2017 and after such an overwhelming response from the crowd so Monica set out to turn it into a feature film. For Monica it wasn’t just about making sure that there was a lesbian prom film out there for teens, it was also about making an LGBT film she could watch with her mum: “There are so many excellent Queer films out there that I enjoy, for example BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR but there are almost none that I could sit down and watch with my family”. Authentic casting was also incredibly important to the project , with 60% Queer identifying cast, including non-binary actor Zoe Terakes in a leading role.

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