Millie Lies Low

A broke and anxiety-ridden architecture grad misses her flight to New York City for a prestigious internship. She decides to fake having made it to New York, while laying low in her hometown, scrounging for another ticket.

2022 SXSW Film Festival
2022 Berlin International Film Festival
2022 Sydney Film Festival

“A Berlin hidden gem”

—Alex Ritman, Hollywood Reporter

“A shrewd and promising debut.”

—Phil Hoad, The Guardian

Film trivia

Michelle Savill based the eponymous Millie’s background on her own experience as a missionary kid who grew up in the Philippines and later moved to Aotearoa New Zealand. To this end, Savill’s parents were recruited to resurrect the family slides to be used as props.

Director ········· Michelle Savill
Producers ········· Desray Armstrong and Angela Littlejohn
Writer ········· Michelle Savill
Co-writer  ········· Eli Kent
Starring ········· Ana Scotney, Rachel House, Jillian Nguyen, Chris Alosio, Sam Cotton

Millie Lies Low received funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.