Ladyworld is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Amanda Kramer and starring Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins, Odessa Adlon, and Maya Hawke.[1] An all-female take on the 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, Ladyworld follows eight teenage girls trapped in a house together after an earthquake.[2] As food and water run low, their sanity begins to disintegrate and they soon regress to their basic instincts.[3]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmanda Kramer
Produced byThomas R. Burke
Jamie Dolan
Leal Naim
Amanda Kramer
Written byAmanda Kramer
Benjamin Shearn
StarringAriela Barer
Annalise Basso
Ryan Simpkins
Odessa Adlon
Maya Hawke
Music byCallie Ryan
CinematographyPatrick Meade Jones
Edited byBenjamin Shearn
Noel David Taylor
Love & Death Productions
Pfaff & Pfaff Productions
Distributed byCleopatra Entertainment
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States




Principal photography began in January 2018 in Los Angeles, California.[4]


The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on September 22, 2018.[5] The film also screened at BFI London Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. After, Cleopatra Entertainment acquired North American rights to the film and set a theatrical release for August 2, 2019.[6]



  1. ^ "Ladyworld". Rotten Tomatoes.
  2. ^ Hughes, Kat. "'Ladyworld' Review: Dir. Amanda Kramer (2019) [Sydney]". The Hollywood News.
  3. ^ BWW News Desk. "Amanda Kramer's Psychological Thriller LADYWORLD Hits Theaters and VOD This August". Broadway World.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 8, 2018). "'Captain Fantastic' Standout Annalise Basso to Star in 'Ladyworld'". Variety.
  5. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray. "'Ladyworld' Clip: Maya Hawke Talks Leadership Dynamics In Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Film". Deadline.
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray. "Cleopatra Entertainment Acquires Psychological Thriller 'Ladyworld', Theatrical Release Set". Deadline.

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