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Logline

After her farm is ambushed by a criminal gang of Highway-Women, a sheltered girl’s quest for survival uncovers the buried secret of her true family origin.

Synopsis

Inspired by classic Westerns, this female led film is seen through the eyes of Ruenna, a young girl whose world is shattered after a deadly attack on the homestead she shares with mother Essabel, by a female gang of outlaws.

Now alone and forced to flee into the wilderness to escape, she is relentlessly pursued by Kate, the leader of this gang who is hellbent on capturing her. Desperate to evade detection she continues to push on deeper into the wild, seeking a mysterious figure only known to her as ‘Blythe’ for aid.

However upon finding this figure, Ruenna discovers this elusive character is in fact Maggie Blythe; a fugitive who holds all the answers to who this murderous rider intent on hunting her down really is.

But with little time left, soon enough Ruenna is left again with the choice to either run or face the oncoming threat of Kate who has tracked both her and Blythe down and is steadily closing in.

The film aims to subvert the traditional elements from within the old male dominated Westerns to create a new vision for the genre through a female perspective. It explores immoral figures, broken loyalties, hidden family ties and revenge.

Cover Photo ©Benoit Paille

Cast

Saskia Axten, Jill Penfold, Bryony Tebbutt, Heidi Dorschler, Bianca Stephens, Maisie Carter

Creatives

Writer-Director: Natalie-Anne Downs | Producer: Edward Dede | Director Of Photography: Dann Emmons

Assistant Director: Gav Mukerji | Costume Designer: Christine Penman | Fight & Stunt Choreographer: Cristian Cardenas

Makeup, Hair & SFX: Tiffany Smith | Art Director: Natasha Coleman | Props & Art Assist: Alex Field | Makeup & Hair Artist: Maisie Boyd

Gaffer: Joesph Dabbs | 1st AC: Stephanie Ho | 2nd AC: Carla Martins

Storyboard & Art: Andrew Newall | Associate Producers: Tim Barrow and Marcus Ako