Hit Girls (Short)
Hit Girls, the dynamic short film from Rosebud Pictures has finally been released online, following a successful set of screenings at BAFTA, Working Title and Electric Cinema in London. Blending dark comedy and stylish action, Hit Girls brings together an exciting cast of dramatic and action filmmaking talent and is bound to become a cult favourite.
Word about this film has spread online for quite sometime now (the film was first screened back in 2010), yet very few were lucky enough to actually see it. All this changed with today's official launch of the film online and it's already been causing quite a stir on YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter!
On to the plot: Emma (Rosie Fellner: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Age of Heroes) and Megan (Gillian MacGregor: A Lonely Place to Die, Father’s Day) are flat mates and like all best friends, they argue. Unlike most best friends, however, they are highly trained assassins! Megan has taken Emma off the job for falling in love with their target so Emma kills Megan’s date (Joey Ansah: The Bourne Ultimatum, Street Fighter: Legacy) to retaliate. While burying him in the depths of the forest, their arguing reaches breaking point. With neither willing to back down, the normally cool and calculating Hit Girls lose their temper and all hell breaks loose. With old grudges rearing their ugly heads, can their friendship - and their lives - make it through the night?
From director Adrian Vitoria (Age of Heroes, The Crew), Hit Girls delivers a fresh and altogether different dose of action entertainment. Also helmed by actor/producer, Rosie Fellner, and actor/writer Gillian MacGregor, the film is a ‘must-see’ for fans of the female assassin genre. There are great performances from the cast, especially Rosie Fellner and Gillian MacGregor who both play stunning killers with a fistful of attitude. Gaining a high-energy boost from actor/fight choreographer, Joey Ansah, the film delivers hard on the action front and marks this team as one to watch out for! The action is slick, stylish and yet all believable - while usilising a nice combination of strikes, traps and throws.
There are rumours there may be more from this team in the form of a series or feature film. Hopefully it won't be the last we see of the Hit Girls gang, or this asskicking female duo for that matter! The UK action circuit needs more like this!