Still from Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)
Still from Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)

Monica Zanetti’s romantic comedy Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) rise continues after winning the coveted audience award earlier in the year at Mardi Gras Film Festival and now featuring as a program highlight at both MIFF and NZIFF.

Written and directed by Zanetti and starring Marta Dusseldorp (Stateless), Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok) and rising stars Zoe Terakes (Wentworth) and Sophie Hawkshaw (Love Child), Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) has been receiving praise from all parts of the globe, with a slew of International festivals lined up for the Fall festival season.

School captain Ellie is seriously crushing on her rebellious classmate Abbie.

Determined to ask her first love 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

ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) Trailer (2020) Marta Dusseldorp, Rachel House, Zoe Terakes, Sophie Hawkshaw from This is Arcadia on Vimeo.