Recently I chatted to LA-based Aussie actor, Alex Cubis, for his NOVA Entertainment podcast, Honest Conversation with Alex Cubis. The call connection was a little inconsistent so excuse the odd lag, but it was a great chat and if you stick around until the end, you’ll hear me go on a rant about getting out there and making things happen for yourself.
"It’s also more than just a ‘bad man’ film. Rather, it’s exploring the fine line between great creative work and cruelty. The director is very much a ‘rockstar’ and you can see his cast wanting to believe his mood swings are the necessary evils of a genius, rather than just being straight evil.
“Gullifer does an excellent job of showing this emotional dichotomy through character—it’s the subtle way the protagonist tries to smile politely and nod. We know she’s rationalizing toxic behavior and it makes your stomach turn. So, in the end, when she makes a climatic choice, it’s quite powerful, and, also, inspirational. This is a heavy short, but it also doesn’t really devolve into the overwrought or melodramatic scenes that you’d expect. Moments that could feel too big are handled with restraint."
“Gullifer is clearly a talent to watch.”
After premiering at Sydney Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival last year, I'm very proud and excited to release TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW online as a VIMEO STAFF PICK. Watch it now!
Special thanks to our incredible cast and crew, generous supporters and everyone who has been on this journey with us for the past two-and-a-half years.
I am deeply honoured and very grateful to have been awarded the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship, presented by Sydney Film Festival.
The Fellowship is the largest cash fellowship for short film in Australia, with up to four Fellowship winners receiving $50,000 each to produce their next short film in 2018, to premiere at the 66th Sydney Film Festival in 2019.
Leading Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp presided over the 2018 selection process as Jury Chair, alongside Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley, Lexus Australia Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing, Vin Naidoo, Australian producer Greer Simpkin and President of the Australian Directors’ Guild Samantha Lang.
After more than two-and-a-half years of development on BROKEN LINE NORTH, it's a pretty great feeling to be making this film that I love with my wonderful, talented team who have already supported me so much on this project.
Congratulations to our incredible lead, Matilda Ridgway, who last night won the inaugural Flickerfest Award for Best Performance in an Australian Short Film for TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW.
Of Matilda’s win, the Australian jury said:
"This is a new prize at Flickerfest in 2018 that we are thrilled to award, and want to thank Bronwyn for the privilege. We're also proud that this progressive award isn't divided into binary gender categories.
“There were several incredible performances across the board in this year's films. The recipient's riveting performance captivated us from start to finish. Beautifully measured and naturalistic, she navigated the journey of a woman that feels incredibly timely to the current climate - that speaks to the dynamics of power between men and women in our industry and beyond. This nuanced and resonant performance indicates a rich future in acting ahead of her.
“The award goes to Matilda Ridgway for TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW—written and directed by Sunday Emerson Gullifer.”
Thanks to Flickerfest and the jury for this honour, and Palace Cinemas for sponsoring Matilda’s prize—one year of free movies at Palace Cinemas!