Adelaide filmmaker headed for Los Angeles with new development residency

Emerging South Australian filmmaker Lucy Campbell will head to Hollywood as the inaugural recipient of a professional development residency from the South Australian Film Corporation, Australians In Film and Bird In Hand winery.

The Los Angeles residency will consist of an eight-week program tailored for Campbell, including mentoring, industry networking and financial support. Throughout the residency Campbell will be based at Charlie’s, an American hub for Australian filmmakers co-funded by Screen Queensland, Create NSW, AFTRS, Film Victoria and the South Australian Film Corporation, based in the storied Raleigh Studios’ lot.

As a writer and director Lucy Campbell has already created a number of celebrated short films and web series The Big Nothing, which she is currently adapting for television. In addition to spearheading her own projects Campbell has worked as a script editor and script coordinator on Australian television productions including Stan’s Wolf Creek, Netflix-ABC co-production Pine Gap and The Hunting, a forthcoming SBS series from 52 Tuesdays and Animals director Sophie Hyde.

The Big Nothing

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to develop my slate in the residency with AiF and the SAFC,” Campbell says of the news. “It’s a great chance to develop my skills and make some contacts that I wouldn’t otherwise have been able to access – and as an emerging filmmaker, this will be an amazing opportunity to be in Hollywood and get myself and my projects in front of the right people.”

“Lucy Campbell is exactly the kind of dynamic new creative talent this initiative was designed to identify and support,” South Australian Film Corporation head Courtney Gibson says. “The bespoke program designed for her as part of the Bird in Hand Nest Residency will provide a major shot in the arm for her developing slate and budding career in screen.”

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