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Ellie just wants to ask her high school crush to the prom, but things get complicated (and hysterical) when she's granted a Fairy Gaymother in the form of her dead aunt to help her do so

ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT)
ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT)
ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT)

Description

Top-of-her-class Australian high schooler Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has no problem coming out, really. Like, according to her, five people in her year are gay. Her only issue is finding an acceptably cool way to ask her crush (the über-charming Zoe Terakes, WENTWORTH) to the school formal. That is, until the dead aunt (Julia Billington) she never knew shows up, determined to share her wisdom as her Fairy Gaymother.

This My Girl Friday Spotlight film will premiere Friday October 23 at 8PM and remain available through the end of the Festival

Suddenly, everything Ellie thought she knew about life, love, and family is turned on its head, as she has to re-evaluate what queerness means. Featuring stellar comedic performances from the entire cast, including Rachel House (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, THOR: RAGNAROK), director Monica Zanetti’s feature debut is a heartfelt love letter to those who came before, the value of intergenerational connections, and a reminder that it’s never too late for the perfect promposal.

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

Writer: Monica Zanetti

This film will be followed by a Q&A

Presented in partnership with The Generations Project

Director

Monica Zanetti

Duration

85 minutes

Venue

Virtual

Genre

Comedy, Romance

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