‘Cassette’ to hit US Screens


‘Cassette’ to hit US Screens
It’s quite extraordinary but ‘Cassette’- a low budget Indie movie filmed in the United Kingdom has been snapped up by American film directors. The feature flick produced by award winning director David Irons, is set for a worldwide audience after it caught attention at the Cannes film Festival. It’s "a coming of age/surrealist teen movie" that earned an official selection at Idyllwild film festival and the Vegas VIFF! Film Festival and ultimately went onto win the grand prize at the festivals "No Budget Filmmaking" category."Cassette" was picked up for distribution at the Cannes Film Festival and after screening in New York City and has now been snapped up by Netflix. It’s an amazing achievement being a film with a significantly small budget which could have made it impossible to get American distribution.

Ellie Patrikios is one of the lead actresses in the film and we caught up with her to tell us more about this exciting film.

Q: Tell us what the film is about?

A: It’s a film based around the fierce subject of ‘identity crisis’. You follow Robyn, who changes her clothes, friends and attitude which is destroying her life, transforming herself into her idol Phoenix. In her new guise, we follow Robyn on a journey of disillusion as her identity unravels and unwinds around her to create a complete meltdown of everything she has created.  

Q: What character do you play in the film?

A: Head bobbing, rocker-chic, Jennifer. Part of a bad influence girl gang that Robyn joins. Jennifer is the kinder one out of the girls in the gang and genuinely cares for Robyn.

Q: How did you relate to your character?

A: I knew a girl like Jennifer during high school. Using them as my“Jenniferspiration” I was able to unravel more traits and characteristics of what initially was shown to be a hard core rocker girl. Then find the innocence, indulgence from influence, and this genuine kind compassion. It was a great tool of understanding my “Jenniferspiration” and an opportunity for a clean reflection back in time!
Q: Where was it filmed?

A: it was filmed in a small town in the United Kingdom called Ware. In fact, they used Ware so cleverly to describe Robyn’s state of “No-Ware”.

Q: How did you feel about the awards and international acclaim the film has
A: it’s nothing short of amazing and well deserved. The entire filming process was a blast, working with the cast and crew taught me many things and opened doors for me.
I am very excited that after so many years and hard work on David’s part (director) the film would have achieved so much international recognition particularly at Cannes Film Festival, win so many awards, including the Indie Vegas Film, and have its own place on Netflix.

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