Therapy 4 Adults & Aunties

Synopsis

Jordi is a 30-something big city architect. But, after being unexpectedly fired, she decides to return to her family farm across the world. Arriving unannounced, she “helps out” her brother’s family by chaperoning her 8-year-old niece Fey, an aspiring YouTuber and bee enthusiast who is desperate to impress the girls on her soccer team. Fey persuades Jordi to coach her in soccer, in exchange for life advice based on bee behaviour. Jordi is skeptical, but Fey’s plan works – until Jordi’s short fuse gets Fey booted from the soccer team. To face her failures and move forward, Jordi must learn to embrace the wisdom of bees.

Directed by Kirsten Carthew

Kirsten’s films have been theatrically released in Australia, Brazil, Canada and the USA, as well as broadcast globally on multiple networks including HBO, Crave, APTN and CBC. She is currently in post-production on her second feature, Polaris. Her debut feature The Sun At Midnight, garnered nine awards internationally and continues to have global sales. Kirsten is the recipient of the DGC Ontario Mentorship program and the Canadian Academy’s Apprenticeship for Women Directors sponsored by Netflix.  She is known for international collaborations, working with talent, crews, producers and financiers in Canada, the USA, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. 

Written by Kirsten Carthew & Claire J. Harris

Claire J. Harris is an award-winning screenwriter, based in Melbourne Australia. She is a writer on the original Netflix series, Dive Club, aimed at the YA market. In 2017, Claire released Zelos, her debut independent feature film as writer and producer. The film enjoyed a well-received run on the international festival circuit, before its theatrical release across Australia. Claire currently has two feature screenplays in development with Brisbane’s The Steve Jaggi Company (Rip Tide, Back of the Net) scheduled for production in 2021 and 2022. She has also participated in writers’ rooms for two TV series in development with HBO.