Director Alice Waddington brings a visually stunning film, full of drama and thrills along with a strong social message relevant to today’s world. We had a chance to chat with Alice about her inspiration for the film and finding her voice as a filmmaker. We look forward to seeing many more of her future films and wish her continued success.
On an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics, and restricted diets, resolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents — Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It’s a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.
Paradise Hills was written by Nacho Vigalondo, Brian DeLeeuw, and stars Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Jeremy Irvine, Arnaud Valois with Eiza Gonzalez and Milla Jovovich
Paradise Hill is in theaters now and available on all digital platforms on November 1st, 2019.