Australia indie comedy That’s Not Me will have its world premiere in February at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
That’s Not Me follows Polly, an actress whose dreams of making it big are comically shattered when her identical twin sister Amy lands the lead role in an HBO show. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly decides to use her sister’s celebrity for her own advantage – free clothes, free booze, casual sex… with hilarious and disastrous consequences for them both.
That’s Not Me is the debut feature from director Gregory Erdstein, co-written with lead actor Alice Foulcher. Married since 2013, the pair met at the Victorian College of the Arts Film School in Melbourne, in 2008. Regular collaborators, their short films include 2014 Tropfest finalist A Bit Rich, the critically acclaimed Picking Up at Auschwitz and most recently Paris Syndrome. That’s Not Me was written during an eight-month writing residency in Paris at the prestigious Cité des Art Internationale.
Filmed in Melbourne and Los Angeles, the comedy also stars Isabel Lucas and Offspring’s Richard Davies, along with rising talent Belinda Misevski and Rowan Davie. The superb ensemble cast also includes Andrew O’Keefe (Deal or No Deal, Weekend Sunrise), AACTA award winner Andrew Gilbert (Kiss or Kill, Round the Twist), Steve Mouzakis (Prison Break), Benjamin Rigby (Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant), Arthur Angel (Red Dog, The Chronicles Of Narnia), Nikita Leigh-Pritchard (ABC’s Please Like Me), Ming-Zhu Hii (ABC’s The Ex-Pm).
After screening at the 2016 MIFF 37 South market, the film was picked up by US Sales Agent Shoreline Entertainment. Melody Djavadi, Acquisitions, says of the film: “That’s Not Me is a wonderful movie that really stood out to me at the 37° market. The story is touching and the talent of the filmmakers is evident. We are thrilled to be a part of their journey that culminates with sharing the film with audiences worldwide.”
The soundtrack for That’s Not Me features several celebrated Australian musicians, including Grammy award-nominee Courtney Barnett, Dick Diver, Twerps, Sugar Fed Leopards and a throwback ‘80s synth score by composer Nicholas Pollock – along with the original no doubt soon-to-be smash hit, I Play to Win.
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