Press Coverage

Shakespeare Republic members Christopher Kirby, Sally McLean and Billy Smedley with fellow attendees Adelaide Harding and Richard Grounds Jnr. on the St Kilda Film Festival red carpet on May 18 (Photo by Jim Lee)


Sally has been interviewed numerous times in various national and international publications, radio shows, podcasts and other forums about her work as an actor, writer and director. Previous interviews and press coverage of her work have appeared in places such as BBC Radio 3, The Guardian Newspaper, FilmInk, IF Magazine, The Age Newspaper, ABC 774 Radio, ABC Radio National and 3RRR, as well as several international podcasts.

Here is a selection of press to date:

How Do You Do You? Sally McLean – November 2018
In depth interview on podcast “How Do You Do You?” with Sally with a focus on her creative processes as actor/director

Sally McLean: All The World’s A Stage – October 2018
Feature interview on FilmInk with Sally focusing on her career to date as actor, writer & director

OffBeat Interview with Sally McLean – September 2018
Interview on “Offbeat” TV show on RMITV with Sally about her work with Shakespeare Republic.

“Speaking Daggers”, showcases crème of Aussie talent, screens at NIFF – July 2018
Article in about Speaking Daggers’ selection at the 2018 Noosa International Film Festival and updates on Shakespeare Republic

Talking Shakespeare with Sally McLean – April 2018
Interview with Sally by Catherine Hallam at Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, discussing Shakespeare and Sally’s return to teaching Shakespeare at the studio

Interview with Shakespeare Republic creator/director, Sally McLean – April 2018
In-depth interview with Sally about her life, career and work with Shakespeare on screen with Vaishnavi Sundar at Women Making Films

Or So the Web Series Go(es): Women in Web Series Shout-Out #1 (Sally McLean) – December 2017
Article in Stareable (USA) about Sally as the first featured female content creator in this new series of articles about the web series world.

The Act Of Storytelling: Ch02.Podcast05 Sally McLean – November 2017
Nick and Lauren discuss ‘holding the line’, creating space and being present before turning their attention to a great conversation, and a lot of laughter, with actress, producer, writer, Shakespeare Republic creator and Melbourne WebFest General Manager, Sally McLean.

SYN FM Interview – Sally McLean & Christopher Kirby – September 2017
Interview with Sally and Chris on ArtSmitten about Shakespeare, the Republic and working together in web series

3RRR FM Radio Interview – A Room With A View – September 2017
Interview with Sally on A Room With A View about Shakespeare, independent filmmaking and webseries.

Sally McLean talks to DWF about Shakespeare Republic! – August 2017
Interview with Republic Creator/Director about what Shakespeare Republic has been up to since our official selection and nomination for Best Actress (Comedy) for Michala Banas for Season One at Dublin Web Fest.

From The Katering Show to Fighting Isis: eight of the best Australian web series – July 2017
The Guardian’s list of the Top 8 Australian web series worth the watch, with Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) at Number 3 (although TV & Film critic, Luke Buckmaster, who compiled the list did go to pains to point out that the series’ were listed in no particular order).

Shakespeare Republic: breaking it down for Melbourne Web Fest – June 2017
Interview with Republic creator, Sally McLean for Scenestr Magazine about Shakespeare Republic and our official selection and Best Australian Drama nomination for Melbourne Web Fest

2017 Official Selection: Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (AUS) – June 2017
Interview with Republic creator, Sally McLean about the inspiration behind Shakespeare Republic, the challenges faced when making Season Two and thoughts on web series creation in general

Shakespeare Republic Series (Review) – June 2017
In-depth and very complimentary review of both Seasons of Shakespeare Republic from “Books By The Window” in the UK

JOY 94.9FM “Escape Pod” Program (Australia)
Interview with Sally about her documentary, Champion, and her filming in Australia, the UK, Ireland and Europe for the film.

ABC Radio774 “Overnights” Program (Australia)
Interview with Sally about her documentary, Champion, and story of Franz Stampfl that inspired it.

BBC Radio 3 “Free Thinking” Program (UK)
Interview with Sally about her documentary, Champion, and story of Franz Stampfl’s work with Roger Bannister to mark the anniversary of the breaking of the Four Minute Mile.

You can find all the press coverage for Shakespeare Republic over the past two years here:

The entire press archive is being compiled at the moment, but for now you can see some of it over at the Incognita Enterprises site (her production business).

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