Women-Loving Women 5: West Australian Women Rule (This Week)!

I’ve been excited about Western Australian women this week.

First, there was Sue Taylor’s article about making Julie Bertuccelli’s film The Tree. Fascinating for any woman who wants to make a movie, and anyone who wonders about gendered problems women filmmakers face.

Sue Taylor at left here with director Julie Bertuccelli, & actor Zoe Boe, at The Tree's premiere at Cannes, in May

Then, following a link about a conference, from ScreenHub, I found Larissa Sexton-Finck’s PhD thesis, Be(com)ing reel independent woman: an autoethnographic journey through female subjectivity and agency in contemporary cinema with particular reference to independent scriptwriting practice. It sounds a bit turgid, in the title, and in the abstract that you’ll see when you click through. But it isn’t. I think—as someone who isn’t very academically inclined—that it’s glorious, a fantastic read. Long, & I haven’t finished it. But I will. It includes a feature screenplay, Float.

Larissa Sexton-Finck (I think)
Do Sue and Larissa know each other I wonder? Is there an especially strong network of women filmmakers in Perth?

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