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School Captain Ellie is nervous about asking her classmate Abbie to the Year 12 formal. Luckily, her Aunt Tara, a lesbian who died in the late 80’s, appears in the form of a ‘Fairy God Mother’ to help Ellie navigate her first love.

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Director
Monica Zanetti
Writers
Monica Zanetti
Producer
Patrick James  MahVeen Shahraki
Executive Producers
Brian Cobb
Dir. of Photography
Calum Stewart
Cast
Marta Dusseldorp - Rachel House - Zoe Terakes - Julia Billington - Sophie Hawkshaw
Production Completion
2020
Genre
Drama, Romantic comedy
Production Company
Cobbstar Productions Pty. Ltd.
Australian Sales
Arcadia
International Sales
Arcadia

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Screen News

Shooting, pitching and distributing Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

There aren’t many Australian films like lesbian romcom Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt), which is exactly why writer/director Monica Zanetti wanted to make it. Here’s how she did.

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