Sally Interviewed on “How Do You Do You” Podcast
It was an absolute honour to be invited onto Matt Smolen’s How Do You Do You Podcast recently to chat all things Shakespeare, acting, creative process and more. And he was VERY kind to me with his lovely comments about my work! Here’s the blurb from Apple iTunes (where you can hear all the interviews with some amazing industry peeps): “In this week’s episode Matt chats to Sally McLean – a renaissance lady if there ever was one. She’s multi-talented, multi-skilled and successful at everything. Acting, writing, directing, producing – you name it, she’s given it ago and nailed it.” Um, so yeah …. *blush*. Thanks Matt for your VERY…
Melbourne WebFest round-up and more news on the Shakespeare front – it’s still all go this July! #shakespeare #webfest #allthethings
So that’s another WebFest done for 2018, only this time I wasn’t just there as a creator, but primarily in my role as General Manager. Melbourne WebFest is over for another year and it was a crazy, intense, fun and exhausting ride! But I love these guys and the festival and it was so good to be able to catch up with so many people that I haven’t had a chance to see in ages, but also make some new friends in the online series world. In what has turned out to be the biggest MWF to date, we had four days of screenings, panels, networking events and of course…
Speaking Daggers officially selected for St Kilda Film Festival among other amazing things! #shakespeare #webseries #shortfilm
It’s May already?! So much has gone on since my last update here! Where to begin? So, Shakespeare Republic (the web series) has now won eleven awards, been nominated 45 times and officially selected for 43 international film festivals to date. It screened at the Pilot Light TV Festival this weekend just gone, and screens in Wales, England, USA, Italy, Brazil and Melbourne, Australia over the next two months! The short film, Speaking Daggers (the spin off from the web series), has been officially selected for 12 international film festivals to date, and the big news there is that it will be screening in a couple of weeks as an…
November/December Round Up – Shakespeare Republic Awards, Speaking Daggers Awards and new project launched!
So. Much. Going. On!! I know I start nearly every update with those words, but it really is true!! Happy New Year!! I’m going to start the year by rewinding back to November last year (which was, in reality, a couple of months ago) to explain the header image of this post. So, I was in New York in November … I love that I can just casually throw that around … and not only was I in NYC, but I was also there to pick up the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Digital Series for Shakespeare Republic! I know! Amazing!! While I was there, I also attended (with…
August 2017 Round up – Awards, Reviews & More!
LATEST NEWS ROUND UP – AUGUST 2017 SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC ADDS FOUR MORE AWARDS TO TROPHY CABINET! The second series of my web series, Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) has been doing the rounds of the international film festival circuit and I am so delighted at the reception to date! The series has now won four awards for Season Two, received eight nominations and been officially selected for thirteen international film festivals to date! Amazing! We have won Best Actor (Christopher Kirby) and were nominated for Best Drama, Best Director (Sally McLean), Best Cinematography (Shaun Herbertson) and Best Editing (Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras) at Austin Web Fest in the USA,…
Infront Artists interview at Melbourne Web Fest Opening Night
What a blast we had at the Opening Night of Melbourne Web Fest! So much fun had at the State Library of Victoria with fellow producer, Billy Smedley and our wonderful Sound Editor, Tim McCormick. During the night, Billy and I had a chat with Infront Artists about Shakespeare Republic, and here’s that interview below. Enjoy! [vimeo id=”241830029″ align=”center” mode=”normal”]
“The Arts – Who Needs It?” – Keynote speech from Independent Schools Victoria’s AGM #ArtsLearning #ArtsEducation
Earlier this month, I was invited to address the Independent Schools Victoria AGM on a topic of my choosing. I chose the title “The Arts – Who Needs It?” (and yes, I know this is grammatically incorrect – read the speech to find out how I came to this title), and spoke to the 211 assembled School Principals, the Shadow Minister for Education in Victoria and members of the Victorian Education Department, as well as ISV Board Members about Creativity, Innovation and the Arts and how we can all play a role in championing the Arts in schools and beyond. After delivering the speech, Independent Schools Victoria requested permission to publish it on…
Interview from the Melbourne Web Fest Launch Red Carpet #webseries #webfest
I was so delighted to discover that Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard has been officially selected for the 2017 Melbourne Web Fest AND nominated for Best Australian Drama! Here’s a snippet of my interview with Latrobe Live from the red carpet with Billy Smedley about why we keep coming back to MWF: That’s it for now! 😀
May 2017 update: #ShakespeareRepublic #SpeakingDaggers & more …
It’s May already!? More the point – it’s almost halfway through 2017 already!? Where do I start? We filmed and released Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) AND prepped, filmed, edited and premiered the newest addition to the Shakespeare Republic stable: the Shakespeare short film Speaking Daggers. I’m back on the documentary Champion, with completion for that film on track, plus have one play and two more screen projects in development. So let’s break that down, shall we? SPEAKING DAGGERS This little gem was a blast to work on and involved a fantastic cast and crew that I was so delighted to work with. Featuring Michala Banas, Nadine Garner, Christopher Kirby,…
#MelbourneWebFest, #ShakespeareRepublic & more!
So much has been happening over these past few months that it is somewhat of a blur! But in the spirit of not leaving it another year before posting updates, here is a bit about what’s been happening in the world of Sally over these last three months … I’m going to start with the latest news and move backwards, just because I can. And so that means that I’m beginning with last weekend’s Melbourne Web Fest, which anyone following my Twitter feed, Facebook page or Instagram may be sick of hearing about, but I promise this will be the last public mention of it I make … for now 🙂…