By Adam Ross

Shot on location in the Gold Coast, Hussey’s film follows two best friends, Brie and Abby, on an ill-fated night out.

Hussey’s first film was the independent thriller The Lost One which was produced through his own production company Iron Forge Pictures. Girls’ Night Out sees him reteaming with the lead of The Lost One, actress Emily Rowbottom, in the role of Brie. Rowbottom also serves as a producer on the film, which is also her first producing credit.

Emily Rowbottom

Joining Rowbottom – as co-lead Abby – is actress (and fellow co-producer) Stephanie Kutty. Kutty has been a regular on the Australian theatre circuit and has appeared on the TV series Young Rock (based on the formative years of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson).

Speaking to FilmInk, Kutty said: “I had the pleasure of playing Abby in Girls’ Night Out. She is fearless, carefree, and the most loyal friend anyone could ask for. It was a rewarding balance being able to act and also co-produce on this film. Bringing this project to life has been an absolute dream. With the goal of telling a unique story involving such a diverse and talented group. Even during the more intense moments, there was such a safe and supportive environment to work in. I hope the audience enjoys it as much as I did working on it.”

Stephanie Kutty

Filling out the rest of the cast are Paris Moletti (also co-producer), Montana Jones, Emily Georgiou, Trent Owers, and Regan Sharp.

Hussey describes Girls’ Night Out as: “The Australian college/party experience from the female perspective. It’s unapologetic in how women really talk and act around each other.” He adds “Australia has a drinking culture and most people have experienced blurry nights that they struggle to remember. I intend the film to be a critique of this culture but reserve judgment.”

Once editing has been completed, Hussey first plans to enter film festivals, with a self-distributed theatrical run to follow.

Check out the trailer to Girls’ Night Out below: