DIRECTING for STAGE

WOMEN OF MANHATTAN - staged read | Director, KXTeethCutting, Bakehouse Theatre 2018

HAVE IT ALL – new work in development | Director, 2017-18

VICE | VERSA | Co-creator & Director, Sydney Fringe Festival 2017

AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP | Director, KXT Bakehouse Theatre 2017

PLAZA SUITE – The Visitor from Mamaroneck | Director, NIDA Graduation Production 2016 

THE BLUE ROOM | Director, NIDA + National Theatre Collaboration 2016

WEIMAR CABARET | Co-director, NIDA 2016

WHEN WORDS DON'T WORK | Co-creator & Director, NIDA + Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts 2016

PRIVATE LIVES - Act 3 | Director, NIDA + Actors Centre Australia Collaboration 2016

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTING for STAGE

LOVE AND MONEY | Assistant Director to Judy Davis, NIDA 2017

MORAL PANIC - development | Assistant Director to Bridget Baloudis, 2017

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE FUEL AND THE FIRE | Assistant Director to Constantine Costi, NIDA 2016

 

DIRECTING & WRITING for SCREEN

I'VE GOTTA HAVE YOU - Fluir | Director, Triple J Unearthed + NIDA music video 2016

SHE WAS SHE | Director, short drama 2013

THE GAY AGENDA | Director & Writer, short documentary 2013

MANDARIN PEEL | Director & Writer, short drama 2009

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS | Director & Writer, short drama 2008

SMALL CHANGE | Director & Writer, short drama 2007

THE LAST WALTZ | Director & Writer, short drama 2007

 

EVENTS & ARTS PROJECTS

NARNIA @ GAYTIMES FESTIVAL | Co-creator with Alexander Berlage & Jeremy Allen, 2017

THE PUNT ROAD PROJECT | Co-creator with Penelope Chai & Rita Walsh, 2014-present

 

AWARDS

SHE WAS SHE - Accelerator Program - Melbourne International Film Festival, 2014

MANDARIN PEEL - Best International Short Nomination, International Film Festival Breda, 2010

SMALL CHANGE - Student Visionary Award, Tribeca Film Festival, 2009

SMALL CHANGE - Best Direction in Short Film Nomination, Australian Directors Guild Awards, 2009

SMALL CHANGE - Triumph of the Spirit Award, Angelus Student Film Festival, 2008

SMALL CHANGE - Best Director Award, In the Bin Short Film Festival, 2008

SMALL CHANGE - Best Student Live Action 2nd Prize, Palm Springs Short Film Festival, 2008

SMALL CHANGE - VCA Film Victoria Award - Best Graduate Diploma Narrative Film, 2007

 

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TERTIARY EDUCATION

2017 // Master of Fine Arts - Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Sydney

2008 // Master of Film and Television – Narrative, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

1996 // Bachelor of Arts - Majors in Fine Arts and Literature, The University of Melbourne    

Honours Year in Fine Arts:  Thesis “Screening Daddy: Paternal Anxiety in Hollywood”

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2018/16/14 // 16th Street Larry Moss Masterclass - auditor

2017 // Natalie Miller Fellowship Brilliant Careers Leadership Conference – online participant

2015 // Story Structure Workshop with Stephen Cleary - Open Channel

2015 // City of Yarra Annual Grant for further development of The Punt Road Project 

2014 // Accelerator Program - Melbourne International Film Festival

2014 // Performance Investigations - City of Yarra residency for The Punt Road Project 

2013 // Writing the Heroine’s Story with Helen Jacey - Screen Australia

2012 // Jury member for the 2013 AACTA Awards for Best Young Actor Category 

2011 // Assessor for VCA Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) 

2011 // Berlinale Talent Campus – Berlin International Film Festival

2010 // Cinema Projects Development Summer School with Bobette Buster , Italy

2010 // Directing Actors with Alkinos Tsilimidos - Open Channel

2009 // Tribeca Film Fellows Mentoring Program – Tribeca Film Festival, USA

2009 // Film Maker Programme - Sapporo International Film Festival, Japan

2009 // Leopard of Tomorrow Programme - Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

2008 // Cilect – International Filmmaking Schools Conference, Mexico

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Australian Directors Guild

Australian Writers Guild

Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Member

Australian Film Institute Professional Member

Berlinale Talent Campus Alumni

 

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