Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt): Program Spotlight (2020)

  • Feature
  • Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • 1h 24m
  • Directed by Monica Zanetti
  • English
  • Australia
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ONLY AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Wednesday 19 August, 7pm AEST

School is a breeze for overachiever Ellie, until she starts fancying rebellious classmate Abbie. To win her heart, Ellie will need to pull out all the stops – including accepting the advice of a ghostly relative-turned-cupid.

Figuring out whether to ask her crush to the formal is hard enough. But when Ellie accidentally outs herself to her mother, things become tricky on a whole other level. Enter: Ellie’s aunt, a deceased lesbian activist who visits the world of the living to offer some spectral assistance.

Starring Wentworth’s Zoe Terakes, Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is an incredibly sweet comedy-drama about family, acceptance, generational difference and the rollercoaster of adolescence, with nuggets of Australian LGBTQIA+ history thrown into the mix. Prepare to have your heart warmed by this charming feel-good story of coming out, coming of age and crushing real hard.

“It deals with everything from Sydney’s history of activism to homophobia still dealt with by teenagers today … But importantly, at its heart, it’s a cute and funny Australian teen queer romcom exploring all of the awkwardness that comes with being a teenager.” – The Guardian

Presented by Up

Director

Monica Zanetti

Producer

Patrick James

Producer

MahVeen Shahraki

Screenwriter

Monica Zanetti

Cinematographer

Calum Stewart

Editor

Nicole Thorn

Subtitles

English

Distributor: Arcadia

Bonus Content

Presented by Up

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