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‘Scrambled’s Leah McKendrick On “Binding Together” Female Experiences – SXSW Studio

'Scrambled's Leah McKendrick - SXSW Studio

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Section: Narrative Feature Competition

Director: Leah McKendrick

Screenwriter: Leah McKendrick

Logline: Thirty-something Nellie Robinson is your quintessential eternal bridesmaid. Her weekends are spent hopping from wedding to baby shower to yet another she-said-yes engagement party, all while nursing a broken heart due to a recent breakup. Nellie distracts herself in the shallow dating pool of bartenders and Hinge bros, but when a doctor visit reveals her fertility may be in jeopardy, she stares down the barrel of a future without options and decides to freeze her eggs. The arduous (and pricey) process sends her on a journey of self-examination, confronting past lovers, dreams and regrets, and ultimately bringing her face to face with the one she’s meant to be with forever: Herself.

Sales Agent: Lionsgate

Panelists: Leah McKendrick

Premiered: March 11, 2023

Key Quote: McKendrick: “The love of my life is the women in my life and my work is women. I make movies for and about the female experience… My hope is that it’s binding together all these different female experiences and you see that we can hold each other’s hand through it, even if it’s not exactly the same experience we’re living.”

The Deadline Studio at SXSW runs March 10-13, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s festival team to discuss their movies and the paths they took to get to Austin, Texas.

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