Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

About the film

Release Date: Nov 15, 2020
Rating: M
Runtime: 82 mins
Director: Monica Zanetti
Actors: Rachel House, Bridie Connell, Julia Billington, Marta Dusseldorp, Sophie Hawkshaw, Zoe Terakes
School captain Ellie is seriously crushing on her rebellious classmate Abbie. Determined to ask Abbie to the year 12 dance, Ellie devises a plan to go public with the invitation but before she can go through with it, her dead aunt Tara reappears from beyond the grave. Believing she’s been brought back from the dead to be Ellie’s fairy godmother, Tara dishes out unwanted dating advice based on her life as a lesbian in the 80s.

Starring Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King), Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok), Zoe Terakes (Wentworth), Sophie Hawkshaw (Love Child), Julia Billington (Starting...From Now), Bridie Connell (Tonightly with Tom Ballard).

Winner: Audience Award for Best Narrative Film

— Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020

Program Spotlight

— Melbourne International Film Festival 2020

“Superbly written, beautifully acted... it is funny, it is heartfelt and it covers so many facets of queerness”

— Rebecca Shaw, The Guardian

“Tackles queer history while giving its leads a love story to remember”

— Alim Kheraj, i-D

“Bundles humour, heart and history into a beautifully crafted narrative”

— Ange Hall, Curve Magazine

“Refreshingly funny... deeply relatable”

— Broadsheet

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