Is This Australia’s Youngest Director?

By October 18, 2013 Events

Emily Perry is tenacious, hard working and dedicated. She has been growing a career in the Arts for the last 11 years appearing on TV, starring in short films, various plays and performances and exhibiting her dance skills here and in the US. And she is only 14!

Emily was selected to train in the USA on an ongoing basis under a Talent Development Project and she is returning there later this year for more training. But before she heads to the US – she wants to make a short film and is hoping to be Australia’s youngest working director.

Falling Sands is the first screenplay written by Emily. It follows the story of two sisters fighting two very different life battles. Falling Sands is a moving tale inspired by real life events and utilises movement, imagery and dialogue to convey a heartbreaking story – with a chilling twist at the end.

Emily has launched a crowd funding campaign on to raise funds so she can make this short film and submit it to various festivals around Australia and the world.

“This is a project that I wanted to create, that I wanted to own completely’ comments Emily ‘I have such an amazing and supportive family that have helped me so much but making a short film isn’t cheap, so I am hoping that I can raise the money to fund this myself’

Emily’s career started at the tender age of 3 and she has an overwhelmingly impressive list of career highlights including winning scholarships to the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School, starring in a number of short films, performing live on stage and appearing on various TV shows including Kitchen Whiz and Pyramid.

Emily has trained with NIDA, Sydney Dance Company, the Australian Ballet School and Brent Street to name a few as well as training in the USA with the likes of Lisa Beach, Matthew Barry, Second City and others.

Falling Sands has launched on with a Facebook page and website dedicated to the project as well.

For more information or interviews please contact Emily on 0428 718 330.