Honoured to take part!

Julietta is one of three directors (along with Jonathan Ogilvie and Brian Trenchardsmith) to be given the honour of judging this year’s Sci-fi Film Festival Official Competition!

Festival Director Simon Foster stated: “They represent the kind of instinctive visionaries that the SciFi Film Festival celebrates in its programming. We wanted to celebrate it in choosing our judges, as well.”

She looks forward to taking part!

Double the love for our film!

Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go continues its phenomenal run: being selected to screen at the incredible Heart of Gold Film Festival and as a finalist for an ATOM Award!

The ATOM awards is the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia (only behind the AACTAS) and celebrates Australian and New Zealand films from screen industry professionals and the education sector. LSHFTBWG is one of only four films nominated for Best Short Fiction Film (under 50 minutes) at the awards.

The Heart of Gold International Film Festival screens films ‘that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining’. As the fest says: ‘At Heart of Gold, we believe to break through to the audience on an emotional level takes a special kind of storytelling magic’. Awww, happy to be sharing the magic with you, Heart of Gold!

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Award nom for The Baby's amazing sound team!

The amazing sound team on Let's See How Fast This Baby Will Go - our Oscar winning Re-Recording Mixer Andy Wright, Sound Designer Liesl Pieterse, Sound Recordist Ian Rumbell and ADR Recordists Diego Ruiz and Brian C Roth) have been nominated for an Australian Screen Sound Guild Award! Our film wouldn't have been the film it is without their amazing work and we’re so glad it's been recognised!

Special mention of course to our incredible composer Basil Hogios whose astounding work (and hilarious muzak) drove the film. Big thanks also to Soundfirm for supporting the film. Congrats again guys and best of luck!

Taking this Baby to LA!

Julietta was honoured to have Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go selected as one of a handful of films to screen in a special Australians in Film event in LA. Afterwards Julietta took part in a Q&A hosted by the amazing Charmaine Bingwa and spoke openly about growing up in poverty and how this has affected her work and her perspective on the world.

Full house at Palm Springs!

Julietta was in Palm Springs for the North American premiere of Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go! It was pretty special as it was the first time that Julietta, Gloria Harrison (whose true short story the film is based on) and Liv Hewson (who starred in the film and gave a powerful performance) had watched the film together. It was also wonderful seeing it in a packed cinema with a very responsive audience! Afterwards, Julietta, Gloria and Liv took part in a Q&A with the other filmmakers in attendance.

Real life meets fiction (makers) at Palm Springs!

Julietta met up with Gloria Harrison, the author of the original This American Life story Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go (and liver of the actual events!) which the film is based on, along with actor Liv Hewson, at Palm Springs Shortfest! It was the first time both Julietta and Liv had met Gloria in person and it was really lovely for all of them to hang out at last.

Here is a lil’ interview they did at the fest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNkP9e4fHWA

This Baby is heading home!

Let's See How Fast This Baby Will Go will have its international premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest! It's pretty appropriate that for it's first screening in the States, Gloria Harrison's universal story will play in a program with the same name as the episode in which Julietta first heard the story on This American Life. Julietta will attend the screening, supported by CreateNSW, and will be joined by Gloria herself as well as star Liv Hewson (Top of the Lake/ Santa Clarita Diet).

A Brilliant Career (Conference!)

Julietta has been selected to attend the Natalie Miller Fellowship Brilliant Careers Leadership Conference in Melbourne. The organisers received an overwhelming response to applications, with over 400 expressions of interest received. Julietta looks forward to attending in February!

Amazing MIFF!

Julietta has just returned from the Accelerator program at Melbourne International Film Festival! Thanks to the Australian Directors Guild for the selection as part of Screen Australia's Gender Careers initiative!

Our brilliant story shines!

Out of a record-breaking 452 applications, Julietta’s project Sunshine (with producer Eva Di Blasio and writer Lou Sanz) was one of 45 'Brilliant Stories' to be funded through Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiative.