2017 // DRAMA // 24’15”

'Well, as a female actress you get really good at crying and taking your clothes off—sort of like how the male actors get really good at sword fighting and having all the dialogue.'
—Matilda Ridgway in The Guardian

A working theatre actor questions her calling when she plays Lady Macduff in an increasingly violent production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, with an internationally celebrated director.

Written & directed by Sunday Emerson Gullifer
Producer Alexandra George
Cinematographer Jack McAvoy
Editor Andrew Kristiaman
Composer Kelly Ryall
Sound Lachlan Harris & Thom Kellar
Production Designer Daphne Do
Costume Designers Ashton Langdon & Greta Thompson-Weiner
Fight Choreographer Felicity Steel

Starring Matilda Ridgway, Mark Leonard Winter, Charlotte Nicdao, Amanda LaBonte & Matt Boesenberg

Production Company Victorian College of the Arts
Kindly supported by Australian Cultural Fund, Malthouse TheatreBurrinja Cultural Centre & VCA Faculty Graduate Student Assistance Grant
Marketing assistance provided by Screen Australia


Winner // Luggi Waldleitner Award for Best Screenplay // Munich International Festival of Film Schools // Germany 2017
Highly Commended // Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films // Sydney Film Festival // Australia 2017
Nomination // Best Direction in a Student Film // Australian Directors' Guild Awards // Australia 2017
Nomination // Best Editing in a Drama Non-Feature // Australian Screen Editors' Guild Awards // Australia 2017
Finalist // Best Tertiary Short Fiction // ATOM Awards // Australia 2017
Shortlist // Sydney Film Festival & Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship // Australia 2017
Winner // Best Masters Narrative Production // Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Awards // Australia 2016
Nomination // Sarah Watt Award for a female director // Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Awards // Australia 2016


Sydney Film Festival 2017 (World Premiere)
Telluride Film Festival 2017 (International Premiere)
Munich International Festival of Film Schools 2017 (European Premiere)
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2017
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2018