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After a decade of partying, Laura and Tyler's friendship is strained by Laura’s new love and her focus on her novel. A snapshot of a modern woman with competing desires, at once a celebration of female friendship and an examination of the choices we make when facing a crossroads.

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Sophie Hyde
Emma Jane Unsworth
Rebecca Summerton  Sarah Brocklehurst  Cormac Fox  Sophie Hyde
Dir. of Photography
Bryan Mason
Zoe Barry  Jed Palmer
Bryan Mason
Production Designer
Louise Mathews
Holliday Grainger - Alia Shawkat
Production Completion
Comedy, Drama
Australia/Ireland Co-Production
Production Company
Closer Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Bonsai Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
Cornerstone Films

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