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Abbie Cornish Starrer THE GIRL Wraps In the Lone Star State

AX1 Films is pleased to announce that "The Girl", written and directed by David Riker (writer and director of award-winning "La Ciudad"), starring Abbie Cornish ("Bright Star"," Limitless", "W.E".), Will Patton ("The Mighty Heart", "Armageddon", "Entrapment") and introducing Maritza Santigo Hernandez as Rosa, has wrapped principal photography in Austin, Texas after an eight week shoot which commenced on 9 May. In addition to shooting in Austin, the film was also shot on location in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The film is produced by Paul Mezey’s Journeyman Pictures ("Maria Full of Grace", "Half Nelson") and co-produced by Douglas Cummins for producer / distributor AX1 Films with Christian Valdelievre ("Sex Shame & Tears") and Tania Zarak. Philipp Engelhorn of Cinereach Films and Nick Quested of Goldcrest Films are executive producers.

"The Girl" is shot by award-winning cinematographer Martín Boege, edited by Malcolm Jamieson ( "Down to the Bone", TV’s international hit "Mad Men"), and the production design is by multi-award winning Salvador Parra ("Volver", "Before Night Falls").

"The Girl" tells the story of Ashley Colton (Cornish), a desperate young mother who tries unsuccessfully to turn her life around by smuggling immigrants across the dangerous border between Texas and Mexico—a trade she learns from her hard-living father, Tommy (Patton).

When this quick money scheme fails horribly, she unwillingly ends up travelling across Mexico with a newly orphaned eight-year-old girl from Oaxaca (Hernandez)—embarking on a journey that will change her life forever.

Paul Mezey follows, “It’s been a tremendous experience to work with David, Will and Abbie to bring this story to the screen. Ashley Colton’s journey is epic and full of surprise, taking us from the hard grit world of south Texas to a remote mountain village in southern Mexico. Abbie disappears into this character, delivering an indelible and compelling performance.”

Goldcrest Films International is handling worldwide sales.

For further information, please contact:

Nick Pourgourides, Press & Publicity Manager: nick@ax1entertainment.com