Bad Girl – a psychological thriller.
Secrets and lies will change lives in this pulse-pounding psychological thriller.
Sullen, defiant and on probation following her release from juvenile detention, 16-year-old foster child Amy Anderson struggles with her new life in the countryside until Chloe, a friendly local girl the same age as Amy, drops by the family home seeking house-cleaning work and everything changes.
In this MIFF Premiere Fund-supported world premiere, writer/director Fin Edquist takes a sharp turn from his previous family and comedy scripts for Blinky Bill: The Movie and House Husbands, recruiting Samara Weaving (Mystery Road, MIFF 2013) and Sara West (The Daughter, MIFF 2015) to head up his tempestuous tale of two very different souls. Also featuring Felicity Price (The Gift, MIFF 2015) and Benjamin Winspear (The Babadook), and with a moody score from long-time Nick Cave collaborator Warren Ellis, Bad Girl offers a boldly dramatic twist on the femme fatale.
Writer and Director
Fin Edquist is the recipient of several feature film development grants from Screen Australia and Film Victoria. For several years Fin worked as a director of commercials for The Guild of Commercial Filmmakers as well as producing and directing a number of award winning music videos and short films. His short “Mendel’s Tree” premiered at Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2009. His previous short film “Toxicman” premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, 2009. He was one of twelve directors invited to participate in the Frontiéres international film market at the Fantasia Film Festival (Montreal, 2012). He is currently voice directing the animated feature film Blinky Bill and the TV series Tashi. His writing credits include the animated features “Blinky Bill” and “Maya the Bee”. He script-produced the animated comedy adventure series “Tashi” and has written for television dramas “House Husbands”, “McLeod’s Daughters” and “Rescue: Special Ops” (which he also script produced). His pilot for “Hartman’s Solution” (network 7) is currently in-production. Fin is a graduate of the VCA School of Film & Television and studied postgraduate screenwriting at UCLA.
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