Recently I directed two short films (BAT EYES, BOOT) for the Voices Project – an initiative by Sydney-based youth theatre company, the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp). The films are based on dramatic monologues written by emerging playwrights Jessica Bellamy and Joanna Erskine. Both BAT EYES and BOOT have been selected (from 15,000 submissions) as two of 50 semi-finalists for the inaugural YouTube film festival: Your Film Festival!
Until July 13 you can vote to determine 10 finalists to attend and show their work during the 2012 Venice Film Festival. A grand prize winner will then be named by a special jury and awarded a $500,000 grant to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott.
You can view (and vote) for BAT EYES here: http://www.bateyesandboot.com/votebateyes
And BOOT here: http://www.bateyesandboot.com/voteboot
A lot of love went into our films and I’m very excited about this latest development. I hope you’ll check them out.