Bedbound is a coming-of-age short film, set in Sydney suburbia, the story of a mother and daughter trying to find their way back to each other.

  • Andrea Mudbidri
  • Andrea Mudbidri
  • Andrea Mudbidri
  • Juliet Lochrin
  • Natalia Hutchen
    Key Cast
    Haunting (2021)
  • Kate Bookallil
    Key Cast
    Home and Away (2017)
  • Patrick Carr
    Key Cast
  • Cara Polselli
    Key Cast
    "Young Anna"
  • Macy Torro
    Key Cast
  • Mary Carr
    Key Cast
  • Susannah Pang
    Key Cast
  • Emily Mays
  • Jesse Tachibana
  • Peter Danks
  • Grace Farren-Price
  • Emily Buxton
  • Vivien Hunter
  • Shanell von Koeverden
  • Lydia Zhou
  • Indiana Williams
  • Vinaya Elijala
  • Imogen Stone
  • Adam Stepfner
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Andrea Mudbidri

Andrea is an Australian emerging filmmaker and Actress with Peruvian and Indian heritage. She attended the university of Sydney studying a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre/Performance) in 2018 and moved onto being accepted into the Diploma of Screen Acting in 2019 at Screenwise Acting School. Upon graduating Acting school Andrea set up her own independent production company ‘Sequin Goldfish Productions’ with the aim to create stories that are messy and authentic. With females at the forefront of each project. Andrea is passionate about telling stories that bring awareness to mental health.

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Director Statement

There's a moment when you stop seeing your parents as these perfect beings but rather as just people, people that are also trying to figure it out, Anna is just starting to learn that.

Anna (18) is at that tender stage of not quite being an adult but also no longer a child. It’s already a juggle navigating life as a young adult but at home the uncertainty continues. Her Mum is struggling, unable to get out of bed and no one is talking about it, her Dad is in denial and Anna can’t find a moment to breathe. Set in Sydney Suburbia.

'Bedbound' is a contemporary family drama featuring a young female lead. The film explores themes of mental health as both female lead characters experience struggles with anxiety and chronic depression, also exploring the generational passing down of mental illness and the journey that comes with that for a young person. The film explores all these themes and topic with delicacy as the writer of ‘Bedbound’ has personal experiences with depression and anxiety and can draw from a place of understanding and empathy hoping to bring a healing piece to the screen that helps people feel seen and heard.

Characters deliver authentic dialogue that reflects that of true, messy conversation. 'Bedbound' explores the complexity of being on the cusp of teenage hood and adulthood and feeling the pressure on your shoulders. "However, at it’s simplest form this is a story about a mother and daughter. A story of healing, healing together." - Andrea Mudbidri (Writer and Director)

“Our mothers are our first homes, and that’s why we’re always trying to return to them. To know what it was like to have one place where we belonged. Where we fit.” - Michele Filgate, 'What My Mother and I Don't Talk About'. The relationship between a mother and her child is a complex one but also one that many people can relate to. The story of this family holds a special place in our hearts because it shows the audience the power that comes when you choose to heal together. It is an important film because it shows the moments in- between, the things left unsaid.

Writer and Director of 'Bedbound', Andrea Mudbidri established an independent production company in 2021 consisting of young aspiring filmmakers and actors. The group of young creatives create cinematic work that reflects those chaotic and intimate moments that shape you into the person you become as you grow. You can follow the 'Bedbound' team at the @sequingoldfishproductions Instagram page.