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When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit - her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour - how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. BABYTEETH joyously explores how good it is not to be dead and how far we will go for love.

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Shannon Murphy
Rita Kalnejais
Alex White
Executive Producers
Jan Chapman
Dir. of Photography
Andrew Commis
Amanda Brown
Stephen Evans
Production Designer
Sherree Phillips
Eliza Scanlan - Toby Wallace - Emily Barclay - Eugene Gilfedder - Essie Davis - Ben Mendelsohn
Production Completion
Comedy, Drama
Production Company
Whitefalk Films Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Universal Pictures Australia
International Sales
Celluloid Dreams

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Screen News

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Hear direct from the cinematographers of Australian film, television, documentary and web series as they break down what they filmed with and why.

17 Feb 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
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Alex White: The Next Step series

Producer Alex White shares her experience producing short films and progressing to her feature film debut, Babyteeth.

22 Jul 2020
By Matthew Jenkin
Neil Sharma: The Next Step series

Podcast – Shannon Murphy: Babyteeth and Killing Eve

Director Shannon Murphy on her feature debut Babyteeth, the skills she took from TV to features, and working on Killing Eve.

21 Jul 2020
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Natalie Erika James: making debut feature Relic

Media Releases

Four Australian projects selected for Venice Film Festival

Four Australian projects have been selected to screen at the 76th Venice International Film Festival including feature Babyteeth from director Shannon Murphy.

26 Jul 2019