FEATURE FILM, 2013
Director: Macdara Vallely
Set in the Bronx, Babygirl is a bitter-sweet drama about teenager Lena who, since she can remember, has watched her mom Lucy squander her life on a series of deadbeat men. When Victor, her mom’s latest boy toy, starts hitting on her Lena sets up an elaborate honey-trap, hoping to show her mom what a scumbag the guy really is. But the plan backfires. Trapped in a twisted love-triangle between Victor and her mom, Lena finally realises that the only way out is to stand up and finally confront some difficult home truths.
Shot on 16mm film, colour graded by Angela Cerasi at Screen Scene, Dublin.