Screened as part of NZIFF 2021

The Girls 2021

Directed by Tabitha Arthur

Awkward and flirty 18 year old Jewelisa is ready for a secret date that might change her family dynamic forever. Confronted by her mother’s beliefs and her own doubts, Jewelisa finds herself confessing her deepest truth in a hilariously chaotic family cringefest.



Courtney Rose Brown


Bethany Miller


Marshayla Christie, Shania Bailey-Edmonds, Raquel Roderick

Awkward and flirty Jewelisa has love on the brain and nothing to lose... Only, she is about to lose her biggest secret as her sister stumbles across her hidden romance. Jewelisa tries to sneak out. Her clean exit is thwarted, when she is caught by her God fearing mother, who shows no restraint in questioning Jewelisa’s birth control choices and commitment to faith. Despite her sister’s loaded hints, hilarious miscommunication continues to ensue, until their family dynamic is shaken in a delightfully unpredictable way.