Fantastic Fest 2012: New Clip and Stills Become Besties
We all have our special friends that we would do anything in the world for. No matter how sick, depraved, gross, vile, wicked, disingenuous, loathsome, evil, despicable, horrid, malevolent... oh, you get the idea! Read on!
From the Press Release
Director Rebecca Perry Cutter’s debut suspense thriller BESTIES will have its world premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest 2012 on Saturday, September 22nd, at 12:15 pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX, and again on Monday, September 24th, at 3:00 pm. The film stars Madison Riley (GROWN UPS, FIRED UP), Olivia Crocicchia (RESCUE ME, TERRI), Corin Nemac (PARKER LEWIS CAN’T LOSE, STARGATE-SG1), and Christopher Backus (ELEVATOR, YELLOW ROCK) and was produced by Linda L. Miller (SWEET TALK, ALYCE), associate producer Tiffany Grant, and executive producer Katherine Hoagland. Feliks Parnell (WEEDS, CSI:NY, THE EVENT) served as Director of Photography.
Fantastic Fest is the largest film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and “just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.” It is held each year in various venues in Austin, TX, but primarily at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which was dubbed “the best cinema in America” by Entertainment Weekly. The annual film festival is an eight-day event full of independent films, a variety of unique special events for genre film enthusiasts, and a one-of-a-kind experience in the capital city of Texas, no doubt a favorite hotspot amongst the independent film community. This year the festival runs from September 20th-27th.
BESTIES tells the story of two high school girls – Sandy (Olivia Croicchia), a high school freshman and self-described loser, and Ashley, a sexy senior and Sandy’s former babysitter. Sandy, hoping to forge a friendship with the most popular girl in school, arranges to be left at home under Ashley’s supervision while her father (Corin Nemec) goes out of town. Little did Sandy know that an unexpected visitor from Ashley’s past will leave the awkward freshman and her idol tangled up in a manipulative and deadly friendship.
“I only vaguely remember my first babysitter,” said director Rebecca Perry Cutter. “I don’t remember her name, but I remember that I loved her desperately, with equal parts want and wanting-to-be. That is the dynamic that inspired BESTIES. The movie is about the heady and confusing nature of the girl crush: the passionate idolization that even a straight girl like me can feel for another girl. This passion is at the heart of the relationship between the two leads, Sandy and Ashley.”
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