Published on February 28th, 2022 | by Damien Straker

‘Sissy’ Trailer Debut: SXSW Midnighters Aussie Horror Comedy Starring Aisha Dee

Led by The Bold Type star Aisha Dee, the film centres on Cecilia (aka Sissy), a successful social media influencer living the dream, until she runs into her ex-teenage best friend. Invited away on a bachelorette weekend, Sissy is stuck in a remote cabin with her high school bully…and a taste for revenge. #Triggered

With an epic ensemble cast of local talent: Lucy Barrett (Charmed), Yerin Ha (Halo), Daniel MonksHannah Barlow and Emily De MargheritSissy is fast becoming the must-see Australian film of the year with its darkly comedic, unnervingly savage and satirical look at millennial self-victimisation in the social media age.

SISSY is written and directed by emerging Australian writer/directors Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes. The film is produced by Lisa Shaunessy and Bec Janek for Arcadia, the team behind 2021’s Kodi Smit-McPhee sci-fi starrer 2067Arcadia (Scary of Sixty-FirstIn Fabric) will also distribute the film in Australia. Also producing is John De Margheriti of DEMS Entertainment, The Academy of Interactive Entertainment and Jason Taylor for Freedom Films.

Alexandra BurkeVicki De MargheritiWilliam Day Frank, Barlow, Senes, Anna DadicJacqueline KerwickSeth LarneyMathieu Van De Velde and Clement Dunn are executive producers.

Filmed in Canberra, and produced at Film Plus, the film has received production funding from Screen Canberra, Screen Australia, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, ACT Film One Investors, Freedom Films, Mind the Gap and Arcadia.

Coming to Australian cinemas Halloween 2022.

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