Chelsea Williamson will play the lead role in Australian independent short Shan and Kate, shooting in Sydney next month.
Shan and Kate are Australian teenage girls circa 1996—the MTV generation. We find the girls on Monday of the week leading up to a big party, struggling to keep it together after discovering the host, Michael, is this month’s poster boy in their favourite magazine.
The film is currently halfway through its Pozible crowd funding campaign, with 90s themed rewards on offer, including the official ‘Shan and Kate Snack Pack’, which contains 90s snacks. Shan and Kate marks the first creative collaboration between Writer/Director (and former Metro Screen student) Zoë Rae and Producer Bronte Rose, who are excited to be sharing their interpretation of the teenage experience, and the crushes and friendships that help teenagers get through.
“Film and television usually use dorky girls to illustrate what you don’t want to be like in high school,” says Zoe. “But I think it is often the case that high school experiences were only made bearable by your dorky best friend and the crushes that distracted you from your acne.”
“Supporting our project means giving women a voice, both on and off the screen, which is really important to us,” says Bronte. “As women we definitely feel a responsibility to portray the experience of growing up positively, and comedy lets us do that.”
Make Shan and Kate Pozible: http://www.shanandkate.com