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Bloody Hell Molly McGlynn

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Bloody Hell Molly McGlynn
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(June 8, 2022 – Toronto, ON) With a handful of credits in her Northernstars filmography, Molly McGlynn has stepped behind the camera as principal photography began last week in Sudbury, Ontario on a new feature film, Bloody Hell.

Bloody Hell is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age “traumedy” that follows 16-year-old Lindy (Maddie Ziegler) who is unexpectedly diagnosed with a reproductive condition. It upends her plans to have sex, her presumptions about womanhood and sexuality, her relationship with her mother (Emily Hampshire), and most importantly, herself.

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“It took me several years to scrape together the courage to write this script which is based on my experience of being diagnosed with MRKH Syndrome when I was sixteen,” said McGlynn about her most personal project to date. “When I met Maddie, I knew she was the perfect person to capture the nuance and complexity of this confusing, emotionally overwhelming and in hindsight, absurd, time in my adolescent life.”

This is McGlynn’s second feature film following the acclaimed success of Mary Goes Round and episodic directing work including Grace and Frankie, Bless This Mess and The Wonder Years. Co-starring with American actress Maddie Ziegler and Emily Hampshire are D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai (Reservation Dogs, Beans), Ki Griffin (Hollyoaks) and Djouliet Amara (Hello Goodbye And Everything In Between). Ziegler became an overnight internet sensation after appearing in singer-songwriter Sia’s “Chandelier” music video in May 2014. Since then, her career has been propelled by roles such as Velma in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, and starring opposite Jenna Ortega in HBO Max’s film The Fallout, which won the Grand Jury award at SXSW.

Bloody Hell is produced by Nice Picture Inc., a production company recently founded by Jennifer Weiss, one of the co-founders of The Film Farm, an award-winning independent production company that found international success with filmmakers such as Atom Egoyan, Brian De Palma, Sarah Polley and Augustine Frizell. Brendan Brady (Letterkenny, Mouthpiece), is an Executive Producer, and Liane Cunje is an Associate Producer. Funded by Telefilm, NOHFC and Ontario Creates, the feature is being produced in association with Crave and SUPER ÉCRAN, divisions of Bell Media. Bloody Hell will be distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures, while Blue Fox Entertainment will handle worldwide sales excluding Canada. WME Independent is co-repping US rights.

Also see: Molly McGlynn’s filmography