The Deb

Katie Huggins

Feature film
Dramedy • Romance

A Year 12 boy divides his conservative rural town when he petitions to take part in the school Debutant, in Drag.


Billie is almost-18, academically top of his class, a great horse rider, and discovering his identity as a Drag Queen. Billie lives with his no-nonsense, hardened, horse breeder Grandfather, Eden. They’re grieving the death of Eden’s wife and Billie’s grandmother, Violet, who was always the light of the house. They …

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About Katie Huggins

Katie Huggins is an emerging creative based in Sydney. Katie is the 2021 recipient of the AACTA Pitch: Rural Landscapes with Screenworks pitch competition for her idea of The Deb. Katie studied creative writing and history at the University of... View Katie Huggins's Bio

Katie Huggins, The Deb
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