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BIG MOVIE: Netflix’s Music-Driven MIXTAPE With Gemma Brooke Allen & Julie Bowen Starts Filming in Vancouver This February


A girl who never knew her mother discovers who she was from the music on an old mixtape.

Netflix’s music-driven coming-of-age movie Mixtape starts filming next week in Vancouver, with Gemma Brooke Allen as 12-year-old Beverly and Julie Bowen as the young grandmother who raised her.

Filming dates: February 8th to March 29th.

Cast: Gemma Brooke Allen, Julie Bowen, Nick Thune, Jackson Rathbone, Olga Petsa, Audrey Hsieh and Diego Mercado

On the eve of Y2K, orphaned, awkward 12-year-old Beverly Moody (Gemma Brooke Allen) discovers a broken mixtape crafted by her teen parents. Raised by her grandmother Gail (Julie Bowen), a former teen mom herself who finds it painful to speak about her late daughter, Beverly sees this mixtape as a chance to finally learn more about her parents. So she sets out on a journey to find all the songs on the tape. Along the way, she makes friends with her quirky neighbor, Ellen (Audrey Hsieh); intimidatingly tough, Nicky (Olga Petsa); and Anti, an anti-everything record store owner who’s the key to finding these tracks, and a renewed bond between Gail and Beverly. 


Gemma Brooke Allen is 12-year-old Beverly Moody.

Julie Bowen is Beverly’s young Grandmother Gail.

Jackson Rathbone is Wes, a rocker who knew Beverly’s mother back in the day.

Writer: Stacey Menear with revisions by Alice Wu.

Director: Valerie Weiss.

As a mother of two girls at the precipice of child and adulthood, I felt compelled to direct this story of a 12-year-old girl trying to find her identity through music, friendship and connection with her young grandmother who is raising her. I knew it was a chance to make a timeless film showcasing the world the way I want my own two daughters and their friends to see it. One that reflects the values they need to make it a better place while celebrating kick-ass music, cool 90’s nostalgia, while forging their own identities. A movie that teaches them that nothing is irreparably lost if we can find the courage to connect again. — Valerie Weiss to Deadline.

Producers: Jim Wedaa, Gil Netter.

Julie Bowen in Vancouver quarantine.


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