A night of partying takes a dark turn for best friends Brie and Abby, when they run into friends and enemies from their past.
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.
Girls' Night Out premiered at the Gold Coast Film Festival 2023!
"… so relatable that there is very good chance you either know people like this, or you are people like this."
"... if you’ve ever lived a lifestyle of late-night partying and drinking heavily, it’s easy to say you may relate to this film."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Damian Hussey Writer/Director/Producer
Damian's directorial debut film, THE LOST ONE can currently be seen on Amazon Prime and iTunes. He was the Cinematographer on Pieces of Work Productions' BLISS OF EVIL, which is currently doing the rounds on the festival circuit. He was also the Cinematographer on ALICE, which is currently in post-production.
Stephanie Kutty Actor/Producer
Steph can be seen in NBC’s YOUNG ROCK Season 2 and Steve Jaggi’s hit Christmas movie SIT. STAY. LOVE, currently streaming on NETFLIX. Steph’s also just wrapped up working as the Extras Casting Assistant on Legendary Pictures KONG & GODZILLA.
1st Assistant Director
Patrick recently worked on Legendary Picture's KONG & GODZILLA as a Production Runner. He was previously on NBC's YOUNG ROCK season 2 as a Casting Assistant, and Mica Media's
DOME HOUSE SIX as the 1st Assistant Director.
Hair and Makeup
Shani has a passion for character building and story telling through the visual effects of Hair and Makeup, previously operating on several short films, and feature films including NOSTALGIA, WHITE LINES, and ASHBURN WATERS. GIRLS" NIGHT OUT marks a return to the film world for her after her business taking a beauty and events focus during the past 5 years.
Emily Rowbottom Actor/Producer
Emily Rowbottom can most recently be seen in NBC’s YOUNG ROCK seasons 1&2 and THE PORTABLE DOOR starring 2-time Academy Award winner CHRISTOPH WALTZ. She is also recently been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the Jane Austen classic, Pride & Prejudice.
Paris Moletti has made a career for himself in the film industry working both locally and internationally. Most recently Paris has worked on BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE, GODZILLA & KING, and even starred in a national commercial for Circles Life’s “Untelco Yourself” ad campaign.
Director of Photography
David has just wrapped filming the Documentary AGAINST THE TIDE, which is about to hit the festival circuit. He was a Camera Operator on Iron Forge Picture's THE LOST ONE, and is in pre-production for his feature directorial debut, LOVE AFTER ALL.
Dan played Kabal in New LIne Cinema's MORTAL KOMBAT. He wasa stunt double and played Hayworth in Legendary Picture's GODZILLA vs KONG. He played Angelo in Iron Forge Picture's THE LOST ONE as well as the Fight Choreographer. Recently he was a Stunt Performer in Marvel's THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER.
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.
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 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.