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Here's where you can find out what's been going on in my world ... and 2018 has been an absolute whirlwind so far!


LATEST NEWS ROUND UP - AUGUST 2018

SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC IS STILL RACING AROUND THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT & SPEAKING DAGGERS TOO!

Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) continues it's tour around the international film festival circuit and I am so delighted at the reception to date! The series has now been officially selected at 49 international film and web festivals, received 59 nominations - including being a Finalist for the ATOM Awards and Ozflix Independent Awards for Best Web Series in Melbourne - and has won 12 awards to date, including the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Digital Series!

The 2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award is our first major industry recognition. And we’re in great company - Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis and Pixar, among others, also count the CINE Award as their first major industry accolade.

The next lot of festival screenings for the series include the Web Series Festival Awards in Utah and the New Jersey WebFest in New Jersey, where we've been nominated for 14 awards in total, which is extraordinary!! I am now deep in the writing process for Season Three, so it's all happening in the Shakespeare side of my world right now!

If you'd like to check out all the official selections, nominations and awards for the series, head over to the Awards & Screenings page on the official website here.


SPEAKING DAGGERS NOW SELECTED FOR 19 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

Billy Smedley, Tim McCormick, Michala Banas, Sally McLean, Shaun Herbertson and Thanassi Panagiotaras arrive for St Kilda Film Festival 2018 Opening Night on May 17, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Sam Tabone

The Shakespeare short film, Speaking Daggers, starring Nadine Garner, Michala Banas, Scott Major, Christopher Kirby, Billy Smedley, Faran Martin, Jaron Natoli and yours truly, shot last year as a commission for Independent Schools Victoria has also being doing it's own film festival tour, with official selections for 19 international film festivals to date, including the iconic St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne and the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival in the UK. Upcoming screenings include the Portugal International Film Festival and the Noosa International Film Festival in Queensland, which I'm excited to say I will be attending with fellow producer and ensemble member, Billy Smedley in October!

I am so grateful for all the love shown for this film to date on the circuit! I'm currently in the midst of writing up the treatment for the next short film for ISV, again using Shakespeare, and cannot wait to share the next instalment of this work with everyone!

To find out more about the film, visit the official website here: www.speakingdaggers.com


NEW MANAGEMENT!

I am absolutely thrilled to say that I am now represented by the fabulous team at Natalie Hall Management for all my acting work and I couldn't be happier! I've even booked a couple of things since joining the team - more on that in the next update (unless you see me on TV screens first 😉 )

I've also had new headshots done by the fabulous Christoph Ziegenhardt with make up by Jo Fletcher.

I'm busy prepping for a role in another web series shooting this month and had the great pleasure of working again with Howard Fine in Scene Study while he was here last month.

So it's all go on the acting front again too!

If you'd like to approach me for any acting work, feel free to get in touch with the brilliant team at NHM via my Contact Page.


'TILL THE BOYS COME HOME PITCH TEASER NOW AT OVER 16,000 VIEWS!

So excited about the reception of my latest project, 'Till The Boys Come Home, which I am adapting for television from my play, PS I Love You.  Set in WWII on the Melbourne Homefront, it tells the stories of 13 individuals caught up in the chaos of War in the Pacific. We've shot a pitch teaser to begin the process of getting funding and I'm delighted that it's received such an amazing reception all around the world with over 16,500 views on Facebook to date! My fellow cast members will be (in no particular order): Nadine Garner, Michala Banas, Christopher Kirby, Dean Haglund, Scott Major, Alan Fletcher, Sarah Hallam and Billy Smedley, with more announcements to come. We are still in the process of casting and putting everything together, so stay tuned to the official website to keep in the loop - http://www.tilltheboyscomehome.com


HIGHLIGHT FROM 2017: THANK YOU TO THE GUARDIAN FOR THE AMAZING REVIEW OF SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC!

Luke Buckmaster, Film & TV Critic at The Guardian, put together his Top 8 Australian Web Series currently online and included Shakespeare Republic with the MOST lovely review!

“… (a) polished, beautifully made series from director/producer Sally McLean … A fine use of the platform and, more importantly, a very fine adaptation of the Bard … Shakespeare Republic is put together with grace and wit. An assortment of actors do terrific work making the (non-dumbed down) dialogue accessible, prying it open with great care and skill.” – Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian

Huge thanks to Luke and The Guardian! It made our year at the Incognita office!

Read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/13/the-katering-show-fighting-isis-eight-best-australian-web-series


If you're interested in what else has been going on in my world, check out my Latest News page here: http://sallymclean.com/latest-news/

Thanks for your interest and have a fabulous day!

All best wishes,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally McLean


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