One film finished;
My 2018 short film, INTRUSION is currently represented for global sales exclusively by Kurzfilm Hamburg. We are coming to the end of a wonderful international festival run, with our recent European premiere in Jena, Germany and which includes being shortlisted as a Narrative Finalist at Heartland’s Indy Shorts and winning Best Experimental Film at LA Shorts in 2018. You can read much more about it, and watch the trailer here.
I’m ensconced in late-stage development on my first feature film. It is a micro-budget project that my company is producing on a very gentle scale and extended time-frame — all going well, with turnover in September 2019. The film is untitled at the moment, but what I can tell you is that is an observational exploration of the lives of several women who create fashion media in a Melbourne very much like our current one, where occurrences of fatal and domestic violences against women are terrifying in their frequency. It will be a work of contemplative cinema that considers the violence of looking and the relationship it bears to real-world physical violence.
Director in Residence at Malthouse.
I am honoured to be the current 2018-19 director in residence at Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, where I am slowly developing several new works for theatre, learning a great deal about the main stage company structure, and having an enormous wealth of great artistic and political conversations. I’ve been there since last June, and my residency comes to a close in November of this year.
Following the results of the Australian federal election, I ended my incredibly short retirement from acting (I’d been officially retired for oh, about a month and a half). Quitting allowed me to shrug off the burden of the risk of having to be looked at for a few minutes — which was starting to weigh heavily on me; and crucially allowed me to get a major draft of the feature film finished. Coming back is a kind of political battle-cry for me. To be a useful, impactful part of the progress-making seat of storytelling power. For now, I’m now being super-selective with work, but I’m very happy to be super-selectively back.
A new installation.
I’m also starting to tinker around with ideas for a new installation in the second-half of 2020, and considering spaces & spatial contexts. More as it unfolds.
Voice work, of course.
Of course, I’m regularly in and out of the commercial voiceover booth with absolute joy and gratitude.
And finally, I’ve recently taken up jogging. Very slowly and stutteringly. I have the modest aim of a 5k run by November, 2019. I’m strength-and-physio rehabbing a crappy knee in tandem as I train, plus I come from zero running experience and a moderate-to-appalling level of fitness, so 5k feels like the equivalent of a marathon to me right now. More on that as it unfolds…
Updated 18th June, 2019