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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
Taking away the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast at SXSW this year, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong is a delightful and charming new indie comedy that makes its Australian Premiere at SWIFF ‘18.
Two would-be cat burglars wind up with more than they bargained for when their get rich quick scheme sees them trapped in the house they're trying to rob- and they're not alone. In Jason Headley's feature debut, best friends Leo (Will Rogers, Bridge of Spies) and Marlon (Matt Jones, Breaking Bad) aim to kick off their life of crime with the perfectly planned burglary.
Leo is nursing a broken heart after the end of his engagement, and suggests the perfect target, a grandiose home in a gated community. When the overly confident Marlon accidentally arms the alarm system – awaking an unexpected house sitter- the odd couple suddenly have to deal with a hostage situation, double crosses, sexual tensions, and discoveries that make their difficult escape even more dubious.
A clever, character-driven comedy, marking writer-director Jason Headley's an exciting new talent to watch.