Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

Monica Zanetti

Monica Zanetti

Director

Country

Australia

Format

Feature film

Year

2020

Duration

1 h 20 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Activism, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is a refreshing—and hilarious—queer take on that age-old genre, the romcom.

The film follows Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) as she works up the courage to ask her crush, Abbie (Zoe Terakes), to the formal (not prom, as this distinctly Australian film takes care to point out). Typical adolescent hijinks and awkwardness ensue, especially when the ghost of Ellie’s queer aunt Tara (Julia Billington) pops up to play fairy godmother.

Monica Zanetti’s quirky, heartfelt feature debut is a sweet treat that delivers big emotion along with peals of laughter, made all the sweeter by the fact that the cast and crew are predominantly women, many of them queer themselves

Oct 1st, Noon to Oct 11th, 11:59 PM (ET)
Online

Maggie Mysteries

Shannon McDonough

Shannon McDonough

Director

Country

Canada

Year

2019

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, RE:Focus

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