Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her dream life of recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the “family” of her drug lord boyfriend at his holiday villa in the port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera. Physical and psychological violence are a way of life in this volatile household, but when Sascha seeks the attention of another man, the velvet veneer is stripped raw to the bone. Is it possible that she could still leave this life of luxury and violence behind? The trophy girlfriend leaves the sidelines to take centre stage in a story that looks sun kissed, fun and sexy until the tables are turned – much like its central character.


Originally from Sweden, Isabella has a BA in Film Directing from the University of Gothenburg in 2007. In 2011 she graduated from the Danish Film School's Directing Program in Copenhagen. Isabella has directed 11 short films, several of which have been screened in the international film festival circuit. In 2012 she received Bisballeprisen, a prestigious Danish art prize, for the work on her graduation film "Notes From Underground". Since her graduation Isabella has been working on writing and developing “Holiday" with support from the Danish Film Institute. Having started out in the independent theatre scene in Stockholm, Sweden, Isabella also works with editing, screenwriting and translations to and from Swedish, English and Danish. She has published translations and a short story in Swedish.


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