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A night of partying takes a dark turn for best friends Brie and Abby, when they run into friends and enemies from their past.

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Girls' Night Out is an Australian Independent Feature film currently in post-production. It was shot on location on the Gold Coast, featuring local cast and crew.
 

Join best friends Abby and Brie, who decide to go for one more night out before they have to finally grow up and become responsible.

While out, they run into all the usual suspects; good, bad and in between.

It tells the story of a typical night on the town in Australia. At the same time it explores Australia's drinking culture and how many people need to drink in order to fit in and have a fun night out.

The film is a cautionary tale of how a fun night of celebrating can end in tragedy.

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According to the Royal College of Surgeons:

  • Each week, on average, more than 100 Australians die and more than 3,000 are hospitalised as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. 

  • Every year more than 70,000 Australians are the victims of alcohol-related assaults.

  • Young people are more likely to drink at risky levels and their increased alcohol consumption is linked to an increase in alcohol-caused hospitalisations.

THE CAST

BRIE - played by Emily Rowbottom

Happy go lucky and full of attitude, Brie is unafraid to speak her mind. Especially when she’s with her best friend Abby, which is most of the time.

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ABBY - played by Stephanie Kutty

Abby grew up in a large household and is used to standing out in the crowd. She knows how to get her way and lacks a filter. She would not be where she is now without Brie at her side.

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MARCUS - played by Paris Moletti

A genuine nice guy who uses dating apps with the hope of starting a relationship. He’d be perfect for Brie if they’d met on any other night.

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HOLLY - played by Montana Jones

Unassuming and always excited, Holly is a pocket-rocket who is friends with everyone. She’s also a low-key drug dealer who is way too trusting. Things have a way of working out for her.

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TOM - played by Regan Sharp

Abby's long-term boyfriend who's in a comfortable rut with his career and relationship. It’s probably time to pop the question, right?

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BIG RED - played by Emily Georgiou

Why Big Red? No one remembers and she takes it personally when Brie and Abby call her that. In her mind, they’re bullies and she’s jealous of their closeness.

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KEN - played by Trent Owers

Ken's a bit of a loner and outsider who sees himself as a “nice guy”. He imagines having relationships with various people; Abby included. When people dismiss him he becomes resentful and impulsive.

THE TEAM

Damian Hussey - Writer/Director

This is Damian's second time directing a feature film. Many stories and themes in the film are taken from his life.

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Stephanie Kutty - Producer

This is Steph's first time producing and first lead in a feature film.

Patrick Ryan - 1st Assistant Director

Patrick has worked as the 1st on numerous short and feature length projects and is an asset on any set.

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Shani Anderson- Hair and Makeup

This is Shani's second feature film as the key makeup artist and has worked on numerous other projects.

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Emily Rowbottom - Producer

This is Emily's first time producing and second time as a lead in a feature film.

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Paris Moletti - Producer

This is Paris's first time producing and has been a supporting cast member in numerous other projects.

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David Mace-Kaff - Director of Photography

This is David's first time as the Cinematographer on a feature film. He's worked on numerous creative and corporate projects and runs his own production company, Creative Path Films.

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Daniel Nelson - Fight Choreographer

Daniel is an actor and stunt performer, and has collaborated with Damian on numerous projects.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Girls’ Night Out is about the Australian college/party experience from the female perspective. It’s unapologetic in how women really talk and act around each other.

 

The core of the story is the relationship between Brie and Abby. They’ve been best friends their entire lives and nothing will come between them. They show their love for one another by continually upping each other’s insults. The harsher the insult, the more they care.

 

Despite Brie and Abby being in their late twenties, this is a coming-of-age story, as they prepare to enter the next phase of their lives. Brie is about to start a professional career and Abby is considering getting married. To do this, they may need to leave their partying ways behind. They have doubts about their futures and worry they’re making choices because of societies expectations. Most people can relate to this.

 

It’s also a cautionary tale of how things out of your control can seriously affect your life. All of their choices throughout the night have consequences, but the result isn’t their fault. Some people will judge their actions and they would blame themselves. But there is no excuse for the violence that takes place.

 

Australia has a drinking culture and most people have experienced blurry nights that they struggle to remember. I intend the film to be a critique of this culture, but reserve judgement.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The primary target audience is 18-35 females. More specifically, people who’ve lived, or are living, a college/party lifestyle. Younger audiences will admire the hard drinking and partying. Older audiences may look back at these times with nostalgia or cringe.

 

Audiences want to see relatable characters on screen. The film is filled with a diverse, authentic cast, which is an accurate representation of modern life.

Australia’s drinking culture is both celebrated and criticised, so depending on where you sit on the debate will determine how you see the film.