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Miranda Nation’s Undertow will release nationally on March 5, a week after its original release date of February 27.
A MIFF Premiere Fund film, written and directed by Nation and produced by Lyn Norfor (Hot Mess), Undertow stars Olivia DeJonge (Elvis, The Visit), Laura Gordon (The Reckoning), Rob Collins (Total Control) and Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road), and was shot in the evocative Geelong and Surf Coast region where Nation grew up. The film had its US Premiere at the Austin Film Festival and International Premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival last year. The film also screened at CinefestOZ in Western Australia’s South West Region.
Undertow is a female-driven story created by a proudly female-strong crew including executive producers Liz Watts (True History of the Kelly Gang, The King, Animal Kingdom), Sheila Jayadev (Ali’s Wedding, Stateless), and Prue Williams (Hot Mess): an all-female camera crew led by DOP Bonnie Elliott: production designer Penelope Southgate and costume designer Stacey O’Connor.
Undertow is the story of two women whose lives become dangerously enmeshed. Grieving the loss of her stillborn baby, Claire becomes suspicious of her husband’s relationship with a feisty young woman, Angie. When she discovers Angie is pregnant, Claire develops an increasingly irrational obsession with her that puts both their lives at risk. Only when Claire is confronted with the brutal truth behind Angie’s pregnancy can both women begin to heal.
You can find out more about Undertow here.