Thank you so much for reaching out 1st Monthly! Winning your award for Best TV / Web Series for my self produced and performed series 'Roommates' has been a real delight and I am super honored to be included in the festival.
I'm an Australian actress who was born in Scotland and am now based in LA. I have been in the film industry for over two decades now (which is wild), and have worked mostly in front of the camera as an actress, and also behind the camera in production. I've worked all over the world, including in Australia, France, the UK and the United States.
'Roommates' was born out of a frustration that I was feeling inside about casting. I am a multi-faceted performer and I wasn't sure how to introduce myself to the United States as such. I made 2 series' back to back, 'Eilidh' and then 'Roommates', both of which have won awards that I am very proud of. My intent for both of these shows was to showcase my ability to play different characters with different accents. It turned out to be a heck of a lot of fun to make, and I am shortly releasing season 2 of 'Roommates' so keep an eye out!
One of my favorite things about 'Roommates' is that my production budget was zero, and the accolades I have received have been based purely on my performance and editing. I shot the entire thing in my apartment, each of the 8 episodes were just me, my camera, a plug-in mic and a willingness to GO.
I've received so much magical feedback about 'Roommates' from some of my favorite people on earth. I've been really humbled at who has watched it and has felt compelled to tell me that they really enjoyed it. Around 12 years ago I was introduced to a German DJ, Robert Babicz through a friend of mine who has since passed away, and randomly one day I opened my Instagram messaged to find that Robert Babicz had watched my show and DM'd me that he thought it was really cool and funny. Everyone's praise has been a real gift, and this one was extra special.
I am about to embark on a bunch more projects, both of my own and with other production companies over the coming few years. It's going to be a wild ride, but I am looking to expand on 'Roommates' and get some production professionals involved this time! I'm excited to submit whatever comes next to the 1st Monthly Film Fest!
Thank you for having me!