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my first summer

Australia / 2020 / 67 min / DCP / Comedy drama

Director : Katie Found

Script : Katie Found
Cinematography : Matthew Chuang
Editing : Annabelle Johnson
Music : Kyle Morton
Production : Jonathan auf der Heide, Alisha Hnatjuk

Cast : Markella Kavenagh (Claudia), Maiah Stewardson (Grace), Arthur Angel (Mike), Katherine Tonkin (Donna), Steve Mouzakis (Detective Croydon)


16-year-old Claudia has grown up in isolation from the outside world. Stranded on a remote property after her mother's death, she is shocked when Grace, a spirited local teen, appears in the garden like a mirage, a breath of fresh, sugary air. The pair find in each other the support, love and intimacy they need, and teach each other the restorative power of human connection. But their idyllic peace is a fragile one as the adult world closes in and threatens their secret summer love.


Katie Found

She was selected for the AWG Pathways Program in 2016, after her screenplay 'It Will Peck You' won the Monte Miller Award at the 2016 AWGIES. Prior to that, her short film 'The Widow' received Screen NSW and Metro Screen funding and screened at film festivals nationally and internationally, including POWFest, BoFA Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival and Cause Film Festival, where it was awarded 'Best Film'. A recent graduate of the VCA Master of Screenwriting course, her screenplay 'Baby' was a semi-finalist in the Australian International Screenwriting Awards and the Atlanta International Screenplay Awards. 'My First Summer' is her debut feature film.


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