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Here’s where you can find out what’s been going on in my world … and 2017 has been an absolute whirlwind so far!
LATEST NEWS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 2017
SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC IS BLITZING THE FESTIVAL WORLD & WE’RE OFF TO NEW YORK!
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) continues to blitz around the international film festival circuit and I am so delighted at the reception to date! The series has now been officially selected into twenty six international film and web festivals, received twenty seven nominations – including being a Finalist for the upcoming ATOM Awards for Best Web Series in Melbourne – and has won six 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.
Billy Smedley and I will be heading to New York in the second week of this month to attend the 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards in Manhattan alongside fellow winners including Variety & PBS’s “Actors On Actors” and the Emmy award-winning TV series “Mr Robot” starring Christian Slater, as well as programs from NBC, Discovery, A+E Network, Sony Pictures and National Geographic, among others.
We will also be attending NYC Web Fest, where Shakespeare Republic is up for two awards, and then attending the Peak City International Film Festival in North Carolina, where Speaking Daggers will be having it’s North American premiere. It’s all happening in the Shakespeare side of my world right now!
NEW PROJECT BEGINS …
So excited to announce my new screen 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 to announce that my fellow cast members will be (in no particular order): Nadine Garner, Michala Banas, Christopher Kirby, Dean Haglund, Alan Fletcher, Sarah Hallam and Billy Smedley. 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 LAST UPDATE: THANK YOU TO THE GUARDIAN FOR THE AMAZING REVIEW OF SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC IN JULY!
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!
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Thanks for your interest and have a fabulous day!
All best wishes,