Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Axiom Films is thrilled to announce that "The Girl", written and directed by David Riker (writer and director of award-winning "La Ciudad"), starring Abbie Cornish ("Bright Star"," Limitless", "W.E".), Will Patton ("The Mighty Heart", "Armageddon", "Entrapment") and introducing Maritza Santigo Hernandez as Rosa, will have its World Premiere at the 11th Tribeca Film Festival in New York (18th-29th April 2012) in the World narrative feature competition. Films in this section compete for the Founders Award for best narrative feature, best new narrative director, best actor and actress, best screenplay, and best cinematography.
"The Girl" is co-produced by Douglas Cummins for producer / distributor Axiom Films with Christian Valdelievre ("Sex Shame & Tears") and Tania Zarak. Paul Mezey for Journeyman Pictures ("Maria Full of Grace", "Half Nelson") serves as producer with Philipp Engelhorn of Cinereach Films and Nick Quested of Goldcrest Films acting as executive producers.
The film is shot by award-winning cinematographer Martín Boege, edited by Malcolm Jamieson ("Down to the Bone", TV’s international hit "Mad Men"), and the production design is by multi-award winning Salvador Parra ("Volver", "Before Night Falls").
"The Girl" tells the story of Ashley Colton (Cornish), a desperate young mother who tries unsuccessfully to turn her life around by smuggling immigrants across the dangerous border between Texas and Mexico—a trade she learns from her hard-living father, Tommy (Patton). When this quick money scheme fails horribly, she unwillingly ends up travelling across Mexico with a newly orphaned eight-year-old girl from Oaxaca (Hernandez)—embarking on a journey that will change her life forever.
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