Feeling so blessed to have won Best Director for my short film Postpartum at the Melbourne Indie Film Festival. I am Australian, and this was my first Australian Film Festival for one of my films and to have won such a great award really broke my heart that I was unable to attend due to being pregnant, and as on the last stretch, not being allowed to fly such distances. I feel so honoured to have received this award from a festival in my motherland and wish I could have been there.
After this win, I was really missing Australia and really hope to go back soon, to see family, friends and hopefully to film a film there, as I have two set in OZ waiting for funding and I look forward to the day that I get to film at least one of them in my motherland. Fingers crossed that with the industry now recognising females in the industry, I might have more luck finding the funding : ))) It’s tough getting investors to believe in you, especially when you are a women and have only done shorts and music videos but hopefully with this win and all the others that I have been blessed with this year I will finally get to film one of my feature films next year ; )))
I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and even though I was unable to attend this year, I was at this years festival in spirit. I was watching their social media sites and keeping up to date with what was going on even though I was on the others side of the world and it looked fantastic!!! I really great festival one that I do hope to attend very soon in person and I will be forever grateful for this honour even though I was unable to attend!!! Thank you!!!
I also want to thank the entire Postpartum Team who made this award possible. All the ladies involved in this project made this film a success!!! I’m so proud to have worked with each and everyone one of you on this film and I look forward to working together on many more films in the near future, which we will definitely be sending to the Melbourne Indie Film Festival. Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart to the festival organisers and I look forward to seeing you all at the festival next year ; )))