My Mother Her Daughter – WOW Festival 2014 and Byron Bay International Film Festival 2014

By February 21, 2014 Congratulations

The beautiful and moving short film My Mother Her Daughter from the director/producer team Erin Good and Taylor Litton-Strain (respectively) has been selected to screen on the opening night of WOW Film Festival in Sydney, and to coincide with International Women’s Day at the close of Byron Bay International Film Festival.

My Mother Her Daughter which stars Ashleigh Cummings, Susan Prior, Leeanna Walsman and Julia Mor is an elegant and emotionally captivating film about the powerful bond between mother and daughter. The story is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl who, after a violent death in the family must do everything she can to reconnect with her mother before she loses her too.

“I wanted to explore how the competing emotional needs we have in times of crises can affect our closest relationships. I also wanted to show that even if your life as you know it falls apart in an instant, you can just as suddenly find hope and release.” Erin Good.

My Mother Her Daughter has been recognized for its craft. It has been nominated for an Australian Production Design Guild award and won a silver award from the Australian Cinematographers Society. It is the latest short film by Good and Litton-Strain whose previous film Abbie also screened at the Byron Bay IFF in 2012 and has now been programmed in a retrospective of the festival as one of the 12 must see films from previous years.

It’s been a busy few years for the pair.  Litton-Strain graduated from Producing at AFTRS in 2012 and Good graduated from Directing at AFTRS in 2013. Around their studies, filmmaking, and project development they have been working and carrying out attachments with some of the industry’s finest. Litton-Strain with: Ian Collie and Carmel Travers from Essential Media & John Edwards and Imogen Banks from Southern Star and Good working with Liz Watts and Vincent Sheehan at Porchlight Films and completing a directors attachment with Ralph Strasser on the children’s series In Your Dreams. In addition to this Good has recently been signed as a director with RGM Artists.

Erin Good is a former Metro Screen employee and her film Abbie received Metro Screen First Breaks funding in 2010.

 

“Taylor and Erin are an example of the filmmaking talent that is rising here in Australia. As a team the films they produce really speak to the audience which is something not all filmmakers can do.” J’aimee Skippon-Volke, Festival Director, Byron Bay IFF

My Mother Her Daughter will be screening at WOW film festival on 4th March in Sydney and at Byron Bay International Film Festival on 8th March. For updates on the film visit the My Mother Her Daughter facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/mymotherherdaughter

You can watch the Byron Bay film retrospective, including short film Abbie by visiting: www.bbff.com.au/awesomefilmsforfree