OUTBREAK GENERATION premieres at the Sydney Film Festival

This week we finally saw OUTBREAK GENERATION on the big screen with a real audience! First was the Lexus Australia Film Fellowship Gala at Dendy Quays and then on to the State Theatre, where it played ahead of Taylor Sheridan’s chilling debut feature, Wind River, in front of 2000 people! Yikes!

Thanks to Sydney Film Festival for such a special premiere! I still remember coming to the State Theatre as a little girl to watch THE RED SHOES. It was the first time I saw that cinema could be art and I was transfixed.

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Outbreak Generation in the SFF teaser!

We are so excited to have a shot from OUTBREAK GENERATION in the festival sizzle reel which will play ahead of every screening at 2017 Sydney Film Festival!

ALIEN: COVENANT trailer is here!

If you follow this website, you may remember that I was a Director’s Attachment to Ridley Scott on Alien: Covenant. Now 20th Century Fox have released the trailer and I’m so excited to see so many scenes that I was on set for!!! Can’t wait to see the whole film on the big screen.

Outbreak Generation

Just finished shooting my upcoming short film Outbreak Generation starring Genevieve Hegney, which I am making as part of the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. Stay tuned for more information and in the meantime, here are some behind the scenes pics by Nick Prokop.

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Press!

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One of the greatest things about moving back to Australia has been the huge amount of support I’ve received. This month Empire Magazine have put me in their ‘Hollywood Hot List’ and Collective Hub have named me as one of their ’25 Emerging Talent’! Woohooo! I’m dizzy with excitement.

MIFF Accelerator

The Australian Directors Guild sent me to Melbourne International Film Festival to participate in the Accelerator program as part of their new gender initiative. The program was intensive, most days starting at 8:30am and not finishing until after 11pm but it was a terrific series of lectures, panels and parties. All of the special guests were amazing and the other filmmakers were not only exceptionally talented, they were also really nice! I’ve returned home with a renewed focus. Now let’s get Splitters made already!

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Lexus Short Film Fellowship

It’s been such a whirlwind the last couple of weeks shadowing Ridley Scott and winning Best Director at St Kilda Film Festival, but I have one more piece of great news!!! I have been selected for the Lexus Short Film Fellowship, which is a $50,000 prize to make a short film. I’m going to make a film that speaks directly to my feature so hopefully it will go someway towards getting Splitters off the ground! I also got to meet one of my favourite actors, Judy Davis. Congratulations to the other three winners, I’m in very good company with Anya Beyersdorf, Alex Murawski and Alex Ryan. Click here to see a little interview I did with Australian Financial Review.

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Red Rover scores Best Director Award at St Kilda Film Festival

I’m just back from Melbourne, after attending the St Kilda Film Festival’s Closing Night gala where Red Rover picked up the Best Director award! I’m really proud that we received four nominations in total; Best Short Film (!), Best Achievement in Cinematography for Ben Rutkowski, Best Director, and the Craft Award! A fun night was had by all and I’m so honoured to have received the prize, especially considering that there were so many amazing films in the festival! Thank you to Australian Film Television and Radio School and the Australian Directors Guild – Victoria for sponsoring the award.

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