Morgana

Directed by Isabel Peppard, Josie Hess, 2019 Australia 71 minutes
18+
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A lonely housewife’s plan to end it all takes an unexpected turn when her last hurrah begins a radical journey of sexual exploration, personal re-invention and feminist porn.

After 20 years as a dutiful homemaker stuck in a loveless, sexless marriage, Morgana has had enough of her dreary life. Desperately lonely and starved of intimacy, she books a male escort for one last flurry of passion before ending it all. Her final night takes an unexpected turn when her relationship with the escort opens up a new world of personal and sexual freedom. After hearing about a competition for first-time erotic filmmakers, Morgana directs and stars in a film, Duty-Bound, about her own story. Unexpectedly, her film wins, catapulting her into the international feminist porn community. Life merges with art as Morgana uses erotic filmmaking as a tool for creative catharsis, while struggling with demons from her past.

Isabel Peppard is a multi-award-winning director, animator and visual artist. Her short animation, Butterflies, screened at over 50 international festivals, including SFF.

Josie Hess is an award-winning filmmaker and digital content producer who also shoots and edits indie erotica. She produced The Grave of Saint Oran, which premiered at SFF 2019.

Program Strand
Documentary Australia Foundation Award,
Classification
18+, restricted to people aged 18 years and over
Language
In English
Director
Isabel Peppard, Josie Hess,
Producer
Karina Astrup,
Screenwriter
Isabel Peppard, Josie Hess,
Cinematographer
Isabel Peppard, Josie Hess, Gerald Thompson,
Editor
Julie-Anne De Ruvo,
Genre
Biographical, Mental Health, Women's Issues, Sexuality, Women Directors,
Company Credits
Production Company: House of Gary,