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MIFF 2018: A close-up look at the talent behind the film festival

Melbourne International Film Festival has been running since 1952, making it one of the oldest festivals in the world. Meet MIFF is a three-part video series that introduces some of the talents behind the screen – their challenges, inspirations and insights on the industry. 

MIFF 2018: A close-up look at the talent behind the film festival
Words and video by Charlotte Grieve

Evelyn Ida Morris:

Is a musician, composer, activist and most recently, soundtrack writer. They* have multiple instruments in played in punk, rock and pop bands – forever using music as a vessel for self-exploration. Their score work features in MIFF’s Acute Misfortune, a biopic, a “lyrical adaptation of Erik Jensen’s acclaimed biography”. 

*Evelyn identifies as non-binary, using them/them pronouns.

Daniel Henshall:

Is playing Adam Cullen in the same film, Acute Misfortune that has been described by The Guardian as “hauntingly poetic.” This year, he’s auditioned for 40 roles and lived in eight different homes. Henshall talks frankly about the highs and lows of acting and how to manage rejection.

Stacy O’Connor:

Originally from Melbourne, costume design has taken O’Connor across the world. Her work in MIFF’s Undertow has brought her home – a Geelong-shot psychological thriller about grief and obsession set against the backdrop of local footy culture.


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