PERFORMERS ON THE SCREEN

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RIDERS of the PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA follows the adaption of Zane Grey’s 1912 tale about Jane Withersteen, a rancher who was harassed by her churchmen into an opera. 

Directed by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Arizona native Kristin Atwell Ford. 

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The Audition is a short comedic film that explores a day in the life of actors and casting directors by taking a look at the competition, preparation and zaniness they endure while trying to make it in NYC.

Written, Produced and Directed by Natasha Kaminsky

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This short documentary follows a writer’s early development of a new Australian musical as the show is workshopped with industry professionals as part of the Grassroots initiative.

Directed and Produced by Karen Jemison.

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Reminiscence is the third instalment of Lucy's "Dancing For Jane" film series which is an annual project intending to accumulate as a visual journey of grief & healing over time in tribute to her mother after losing her to breast cancer.

Directed by Lucy Doherty who is an Australian dance artist.

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A quirky therapist hopes to plant some positivity in the mind of a young client... the musical.

Directed by Australian born Kaitlyn Boye who studied acting before going on to study film at AFTRS. Her acting credits include Home and Away, Skinford, The Furies, and The Towns We Lived In for which she was awarded Top Shorts Best Young Actress Award in 2017. 

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