Babyteeth

a SHANNON MURPHY picture

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Title

Babyteeth

Director

Shannon Murphy

Producer

Alex White

Nationality

Australia

Year

2019

Duration

117'

Language

English

Format

2K, colour

Ratio

1:66:1

Original Title

Babyteeth

Synopsis

Synopsis

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare.  But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit - her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour - how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love. 


Based on the play Babyteeth by Rita Kalnejais 

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Press

About the film:

"The Venice competition gets a bracing blast of air from Shannon Murphy's freshman feature, a dynamic and devastatingly curtailed coming-of-age story."

VARIETY

"Funny, affecting... Ben Mendelsohn – in what might be his best performance since Animal Kingdom – and Babadook star Essie Davis, are utterly convincing."

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"Vibrant and touching ... Murphy has a firm hold on every beat... Off-kilter but always raw; delicate, but never precious...Honest and moving."

INDIEWIRE

"Babyteeth carefully avoids getting sucked into the maudlin trap
of other films that have told similar stories."

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Shannon Murphy's eloquent comic debut offers a unique take
on terminal illness and drug addiction."

LITTLE WHITE LIES

"Babyteeth is a fantastic movie debut for the Australian Shannon Murphy and is one of the positive surprises in the competition of Venice."

MOVIE PILOT

'A blast... Kinetically directed with touches of visual flourish and scored to a wonderfully youthful, kaleidoscopic soundtrack... A vibrant, bittersweet ride...'

AWARDS DAILY

"The direction is robust and immersive, with the hand-held camera leading the way, sticking to the protagonists, taking up every inch of their bodies, whether they get upset, suffer, try to live."

CINEMATOGRAPHE.IT

About the play:

"The revelations and complexities of this powerful production linger long after it has ended."

The Australian

"Moving, confronting, hopeful and above all, humane, Babyteeth will leave many in tears."

The Sydney Morning Herald

"Babyteeth is accomplished, compelling and enjoyable."

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Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale Venice Film Festival 2019- Marcello Mastroianni Award for Toby Walace

BFI London Film Festival - First Feature Competition Award

Cast & Crew

Eliza Scanlen Milla
Toby Wallace Moses
Emily Barclay Toby
Eugene Gilfedder Gidon
with Essie Davis Anna
and Ben Mendelsohn Henry
Director Shannon Murphy
Writer Rita Kalnejais
Producer Alex White
Executive Producer Jan Chapman
Director of Photography Andrew Commis ACS
Editor Steve Evans
Production Designer Sherree Philips
Costume Designer Amelia Gebler
Hair and Make Up Designer Angela Conte
Composer Amanda Brown
Supervising Sound Editor Angus Robertson
Line Producer Vanessa Brown
First Assistant Director John Magee
Casting Directors Kirsty McGregor CGA, CSA & Stevie Ray CGA
INTERNATIONAL SALES Celluloid dreams
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND DISTRIBUTION Universal Pictures Australia
DEVELOPED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF Walking Dreams Productions
The Screen Australia & Entreprise Program
FINANCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF Jan Chapman Films
Whitefalk Films
WeirAnderson.com
Spectrum Films
Financed in Association with Fulcrum Media Finance
Media Super
Developed and Financed in Association with Create NSW
Developed with assistance from Aurora
Intensive Development For Australian Scripts
principal production & development Investment From Screen Australia
© 2019 Whitefalk Films Pty Ltd, Spectrum Films,
Create NSW and Screen Australia