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Synopsis

Amy Anderson is a bad girl. An adopted only-child, her relationship with her parents is at breaking point. Whisked off to the family’s new rural compound, Amy attempts suicide, saved at the last moment by Chloe, the Anderson’s new and attractive cleaner. Seeing a role model for their troubled daughter, Amy’s parents encourage the girls’ friendship, and an initial attraction gives way to a tumultuous sexual relationship. But Amy’s world falls apart when she discovers Chloe is actually the Andersons’ long-lost biological daughter, determined to oust Amy and take her rightful place in the family. It’s nature versus nurture as the girls go head-to-head in a battle over the parents. In the end, only one bad girl will be left standing.

Photo credit © Megan Lewis 2016

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Whadjuk peoples

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Production Information

Writer & Director

Fin Edquist

Producers

Steve Kearney

Bruno Charlesworth

Tenille Kennedy

Co-Producer

Associate Producer

Executive Producers

James Dean

Michael Kantor

Key Cast

Sara West

Samara Weaving

Ben Winspear

Felicity Price

Rebecca Massey

Distributor

Curious Distribution (ANZ)

Sales

Arclight Films

Key Locations

Swan Valley

Kalamunda

Serpentine

Director of Photography

Gavin John Head

Editor

Simon Njoo

Production Designer

Emma Fletcher

Costume Designer

Lisa Gunning Galea

A Lengthy Incubation

Steve Kearney, one of the producers on the film, approached me over 10 years ago to write a revenge based thriller loosely based on the idea of surrogacy.

We both had other projects that took up our time but, over the next few years, we started to collaborate and come up with an idea centering around an adoption. Naturally, we went through a number of phases. Originally the storyline was to do with surrogacy and centered around a surrogate who felt disenfranchised from her biological parents. Although this was a strong and topical storyline we felt it lack an internal and compelling resonance. In the end we were drawn to  about the essence of family and identity and a character questioning these very things. As we followed this theme it became an adoption story.

– Fin Edquist, Writer and Director

Photo credit © Megan Lewis 2016
Samara Weaving and Sara West
Photo credit © Megan Lewis 2016
Amy holds on for dear life

Shooting in Perth

With my first feature spending  a few months  in pre-production and shooting in Perth, was such a great experience

There were a lot of young and very talented people on the crew and what was supposed to be an 85 minute film was ultimately distilled down from our first cut of over two and a half hours  . As always, we had limited time and budget, but we accomplished far in excess of what I thought we’d be able to in this time and it’s due to the tireless commitment of the amazing cast and crew

– Fin Edquist, Writer and Director

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