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St Kilda Writers Centre

EVENT: From Page to Screen – Sandra Scriberras In Conversation
VENUE: 148A Laneway Art Space
ADDRESS: Barkly St, St Kilda
DATE: Saturday 6th October 2018
TIME: 7:30 pm sharp – 9:30 pm
COST: $30 plus booking fee


Join us for an evening of conversation with award-winning screenwriter, director and producer Sandra Sciberras and Geoffrey Williams, Founding Artistic Director of The Laneway Artspace and the St Kilda Writers Centre, followed by a Q&A. Throughout the evening, we will be screening selected scenes from Sandra’s films, and discussing the fascinating screenwriter’s process from the page to the screen.

Having started in the theatre, Sandra eventually wanted to write and direct for the screen. She graduated from VCA film school, before writing and directing her first indie film Deeper than Blue, which premiered at the 50th Sydney International Film Festival. The award-winning powerful drama The Caterpillar Wish was next, and the romantic comedy Surviving Georgia was her third screenplay to be produced. Through her company Three Feet of Film, The Green Door is her fourth directorial film, currently in post-production. Sandra has recently completed shooting in the desert of Western Australia on another Three Feet of Film feature, The Dust Walker.

Sandra is also audio archived for the Australian Film and Sound Archive as one of the selected screen directors to be interviewed every decade. She has presented internationally on the difficulties of writing cross-culturally and developing stories for East Timorese audiences, the ethical challenges for writers developing stories for the screen from non-fictional characters, the difficulties of mental health in youth from regional Australia.

In 2016, Sandra completed her Masters in Film and Television in Research with the topic ‘The challenges of multiple protagonist screenplays’. Sandra is now Head and Senior Lecturer of VCA Film and Television, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.

Strictly limited capacity, and bookings are essential.

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