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.
I'm very excited to be one of 20 filmmakers shortlisted from more than 280 submissions for the 2017 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship, in association with 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 2017, to premiere at the 65th Sydney Film Festival in 2018.
An industry panel, led by Australian actor David Wenham, will assess each finalist’s proposed short film project with the four successful fellows to be announced at Sydney Film Festival in June 2017.