By Stephen LANCE


Drama - Completed 2014

What starts as a beautiful and strangely innocent affair between a vulnerable teenage romantic and a French S & M mistress soon becomes more dangerous in My Mistress, an unconventional love story starring Emmanuelle Béart and Harrison Gilbertson.

& Awards

Melbourne International Film Festival 2014
Main Competition
Minsk IFF Listapad 2014
Youth on the March
Cinefest Oz 2014
Main Competition - Finalist Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stephen LANCE
    • Writer(s)
    • Gerard LEE, Stephen LANCE
    • Producer(s)
    • Leanne TONKES (Mini Studios), Steve KEARNEY (Mini Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • It’s a long hot summer for Charlie Boyd. He’s sixteen and his hormones are racing. When a tragic family event tumbles Charlie into a world of pain, a pain so intense he thinks no-one can help, he tries to escape. Desperate and alone, he meets Maggie, the mysterious woman who lives down the street. She’s a professional and she specialises in pain. Giving it, exploring it, and sharing it, all for money.

      So Charlie insinuates his way into her life and despite herself Maggie can’t stop from going along with his wishes. However dangerous their relationship may be, she knows he needs her. She needs him too. As much as she tries to deny it, she needs his sort of love, because in the part of her life she keeps from Charlie, she has been judged and found wanting, and is paying the price. Maggie is drawn to this troubled boy who takes all the pain she can give and uses it to heal himself. As Charlie heals, he turns that love back onto her, his Mistress.