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July 02, 2019

A 5-star review for UNDERTOW from Scotland’s online arts and culture magazine – The Wee Review.

June 28, 2019

UNDERTOW International Premier at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

UNDERTOW will screen at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 29 and 30 and has been nominated for the 2019 Award for Best International Film at the festival.

UNDERTOW at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

August 09, 2018

UNDERTOW World Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival

A magnificent premiere, and a brilliant first review from The Guardian. Congratulations to writer-director Miranda Nation, all cast and crew, and everyone involved in making UNDERTOW.

The Guardian, Undertow review – intensely gripping female-led Australian drama, 4 out of 5 stars.

The Guardian UNDERTOW Review

April 18, 2018

SPICE SISTERS wins at Cleveland International Film Festival

Our short film SPICE SISTERS has been having a great run across North America, screening at Palm Springs ShortsFest, Pittsburgh Shorts, IFFSA Toronto and most recently at the Academy Accredited Cleveland International Film Festival - where it picked up the award for Best Women's Short! 

March 25, 2017

Emerald partners with CuriousWorks on initiative to unearth new voices in Western Sydney

Emerald is proud to be working with CuriousWorks on their BEHIND CLOSED DOORS initiative, supported by Screen Australia's Enterprise Program. Working with writer-producer Blake Ayshford and CuriousWorks, we're looking forward to discovering and mentoring some diverse fresh voices. It's going to be an exciting program.

https://www.if.com.au/new-program-aims-to-unearth-talent-from-western-sy...

March 25, 2017

UNDERTOW commences pre-production

We're super thrilled that after many years of hard work, UNDERTOW by writer-director Miranda Nation has commenced pre-production in Geelong. Supported by Film Victoria, the Melbourne International Film Festival, Definition Films as well as a wonderful group of Emerald's supporters, we're excited by the amazing team assembled to help bring this daring feature film to screens in 2018. 
IF Magazine Article

March 25, 2018

​ SPICE SISTERS feels the love across Australia...and is about to head overseas

There's been a lot going on in the Spice Sisters world. Last year the film went on to screen at the Heart of Gold International Film Festival in Queensland where it was nominated for four awards, as well as CinefestOz in Perth. In January, we had a fantastic screening at Flickerfest, which took the film on tour across Australia.  And finally - Spice Sisters soon heads to LA to screen at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles!
IFFLA Program

June 22, 2016

SPICE SISTERS wins Best Screenplay

We're thrilled to announce that SPICE SISTERS has won the Event Cinema's Award for Best Screenplay at the Sydney Film Festival 2016. The jurors acknowledged it for its “beautifully satisfying script form and a unique story world that we don’t often see.”

May 17, 2016

SPICE SISTERS selected to screen at the Sydney Film Festival 2016

Emerald is proud to announce the world premiere of its latest short film SPICE SISTERS will take place at the Sydney Film Festival 2016. The film will screen ahead of Pan Nalin's feature film ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES.

October 13, 2015

BABY BABY to screen in Adelaide

BABY BABY has been selected to screen at the Adelaide Film Festival 2015.

June 08, 2015

BABY BABY wins Best Cinematography at St Kilda​

Congratulations to cinematographer Ari Wegner, for taking out the prize for Best Cinematography at the St Kilda Film Festival, for her amazing work on BABY BABY!

May 06, 2015

BABY BABY selected to screen at St Kilda Film Festival

BABY BABY (writer/director Billie Pleffer) has been selected to screen at the St Kilda Film Festival!
St Kilda Screening

December 19, 2014

Two Emerald Short Films selected for Flickerfest 2015

We are very excited to be having two short films selected for Flickerfest 2015 - BABY BABY(writer/director Billie Pleffer) and THE GIFT (writer/director Lucy Gaffy). 
Flickerfest programme 
Sydney Morning Herald profiles BABY BABY

September 05, 2014

BABY BABY wins Best Screenplay!

Congratulations to Billie Pleffer for winning the Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Screenplay!
AWGIE Winners

July 17, 2014

BABY BABY Nominated for Best Screenplay

Billie Pleffer (w/d BABY BABY) has been nominated for an Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Screenplay for BABY BABY.
Australian Writers' Guild Press Release

July 17, 2014

​BABY BABY selected to screen at Melbourne International Film Festival

The short film BABY BABY (w/d Billie Pleffer), funded through Screen NSW's Emerging Filmmakers Fund, will have its domestic premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival. 
MIFF Program

April 13, 2014

UNDERTOW receives development funding from Screen Australia

Miranda Nation's debut feature, has received further development funding from Screen Australia.

March 19, 2014

PERCEPTION wins Festival Director's Award and Best Cinematography at WOW Film Festival

Writer and director Miranda Nation won the Festival Directors' Award and Director of Photography Bonnie Elliott won Best Cinematography at the 2014 WOW Film festival. Congratulations to the whole PERCEPTION team.

January 18, 2014

PERCEPTION wins Best Cinematography at Flickerfest

Cinematographer Bonnie Elliott has taken out the Miller Australia Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film at Flickerfest 2014 for her work on PERCEPTION. 
Flickerfest Press Release

January 03, 2014

PERCEPTION to screen in competition at Clermont Ferrand

Emerald's short film PERCEPTION (w/d Miranda Nation) is one of two Australian films selected to screen in international competition at Clermont-Ferrand. Lyn and Miranda will head over to France in February, before heading to the European Film Market in Berlin.
Screen Australia Press Release

September 10, 2013

PERCEPTION nominated for an AACTA

The good news continues for PERCEPTION - it's been nominated for an AACTA for Best Short Fiction Film. Terrific news!
www.aacta.org

September 10, 2013

THE FENCE to screen at Busan

The short film THE FENCE, written and directed by Lucy Gaffy and produced by Lyn Norfor and Kiki Dillon has been selected to screen at the Busan International Film Festival. Read the Screen Australia press release here:
www.screenaustralia.gov.au

July 17, 2013

Screen Australia supports BEREFT and HALFWAY MOTEL

Screen Australia have provided development support to our feature projects HALFWAY MOTEL (w/d Miranda Nation) and BEREFT (based on the novel by Chris Womersley). A busy year ahead!

June 16, 2013

PERCEPTION WINS BEST SHORT FILM AT THE DENDYS

Congratulations to Miranda and the cast and crew for the Dendy gong for Best Short Film for PERCEPTION. Fantastic to see the film on the big screen with full house audiences. 
www.sff.org.au

May 07, 2013

PERCEPTION nominated for Dendy Award

PERCEPTION (Writer/director Miranda Nation) has been nominated for a Dendy Award. Congratulations to the PERCEPTION team and hope to see you all at the screenings at the Sydney Film Festival on 15-16 June.

May 07, 2013

Copy Of -PERCEPTION nominated for Dendy Award

PERCEPTION (Writer/director Miranda Nation) has been nominated for a Dendy Award. Congratulations to the PERCEPTION team and hope to see you all at the screenings at the Sydney Film Festival on 15-16 June.

April 08, 2013

SPINE scoops up four awards!

SPINE (Dir: Sophie Miller) has picked up a total of four awards at the World of Women Film Festival 2013!! Congrats to the team for winning: Best Australian Fiction (Drama); Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editor! WOW indeed.

April 08, 2013

It's a wrap!

Emerald has just wrapped shooting on two short films funded by Screen NSW under its Emerging Filmmakers Fund: THE GIFT directed by Lucy Gaffy and BABY BABY directed by Billie Pleffer. A very busy month! Both short films are now in post production and we are looking forward to unveiling the results later this year!

February 12, 2013

SPINE has been selected for the World of Women Film Festival, screening in Sydney in March.

Go girls!

December 15, 2012

SPINE screening at Flickerfest

We're so excited that SPINE (writer/director Sophie Miller) has been selected to screen at Flickerfest 2013! SPINE was also part of the Sydney Morning Herald's pick of the six "must see" films at Flickerfest!

November 18, 2012

Emerald heads to the Goa Film Bazaar

Emerald producer Sheila Jayadev is off to India to attend the Goa Film Bazaar 2012 as part of Screen Australia's delegation. 
Screen Australia Press Release

August 12, 2012

SPINE awarded Best Australian Short Film at MIFF 2012

Last night SPINE took home the Film Victoria Erwin Radio Award for Best Australian Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. An absolutely fantastic start for the film, the team are over the moon.
www.spinethemovie.com.au
MIFF 2012: short film awards

July 30, 2012

SPINE selected for two Australian film festivals

Our short film SPINE has had a strong start on the festival circuit. It recently screened as part of the Perth Revelation Film Festival where it was described as "cramming more tension into 10 minutes than most features"! It has also been selected to screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The team is very excited about the response to the film so far.
Visit SPINE's Facebook page

May 20, 2012

Emerald walks the red carpet at the Palais in Cannes!

The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock has taken writer/director Lucy Gaffy, and producer Lyn Norfor, all the way to Cannes, courtesy of the 2011 Gold Shorts Award! Emerald producer, Sheila Jayadev, was able to join the Iskra team on the red carpet en route home after completing a six month internship with Ridley and Tony Scott’s London-based Scott Free Productions. What a photo - these Emerald ladies were born for the red carpet! 

March 28, 2012

Springboard supports Perception!

Writer/director Miranda Nation and Emerald producer Lyn Norfor are successful recipients of Screen Australia's Springboard Short Film Initiative. Production of their short film, Perception, will be generously funded by Screen Australia, and will be used to showcase Miranda's unique and distinctive directorial voice. Emerald is very excited to see another film go into production, well done Lyn and Miranda!
Screen Australia Springboard Announcement 2012

January 15, 2012

Screen Australia sends Emerald to Rotterdam!

Emerald producer Lyn Norfor will join 77 emerging film producers from all over the world at the 12th edition of the Rotterdam Lab. The Rotterdam Lab and its industry experts demonstrate the process by which a film project in need of financing is completed and brought to its audience. The Lab also focuses on how to build international networks to present these projects. We understand that there are a lot of drinks involved in doing this, and are confident that Lyn will excel in this area! Stay warm Lyn!

January 09, 2012

SPINE  receives Screen Australia support!

Emerald has been awarded funds from Screen Australia's Short Film Completion Fund for its short film, Spine, which stars Lucas Pittaway (Snowtown). Spine is written and directed by Sophie Miller, produced by Sheila Jayadev and is based on an idea by Tony Ayres. These funds will allow Sophie and Sheila to finish the short film to a high standard, ready for the 'world festival stage'!
Screen Australia Short Film Completion Fund Announcement 2012

November 29, 2011

EFF Success!

The team behind the hugely successful AFI-nominated short film The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock (producer Lyn Norfor and writer/director Lucy Gaffy) are one of the five recipients of Screen NSW's Emerging Filmmakers Fund for their short film The Gift. Lyn and Lucy will commence production on the magical drama in 2012. Congratulations to Lucy and Lyn!

October 19, 2011

Iskra Goes to Hollywood!

The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock has struck gold again - winning the Fuji Film Audience Impact Award at the prestigious Angelus Student Film Festival - the only 'foreign' film to be nominated and win an award. And the icing on the cake - the film was on a huge billboard on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles with Lucy's name in lights for all to see. Congratulations Lucy!
Also, Iskra received a Special Mention at I've Seen Films 2011 - International Film Festival, Milan.

September 18, 2011

Emerald Goes to London!

Emerald producer Sheila Jayadev is heading to London where she'll spend six months in the development department at Ridley and Tony Scott’s London-based Scott Free Productions (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Robin Hood, The A-Team, Unstoppable), working closely with Head of Development Jack Arbuthnott on their expanding film and television slate. Sheila is one of six talented producers selected by Screen Australia to participate in their Talent Escalator Program. Congratulations Sheila!

May 11, 2011

St Kilda Film Festival

Love Song of Iskra Prufrock(writer/director Lucy Gaffy) and The Bridge (writer/director Martha Goddard) have both been selected to screen at the St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne 24-29 May 2011. More congratulations to our two talented directors. 
St Kilda Film Festival

April 18, 2011

Bereft shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award

We are over the moon! Bereft is one of only three novels shortlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2011. Our congratulations once again to Chris Womersley. The winner will be announced on 22 June 2011.
The Age article

April 18, 2011

Gold Shorts Award

Love Song of Iskra Prufrock wins the Gold Shorts Award in the Adelaide Shorts Film Festival. Writer/director Lucy Gaffy wins another gong for her short film with an all expenses paid trip to Cannes, with producer Lyn Norfor, to take their next project to the international marketplace. A fantastic win for all!
Gold Shorts Award

April 18, 2011

Copy Of -Gold Shorts Award

Love Song of Iskra Prufrock wins the Gold Shorts Award in the Adelaide Shorts Film Festival. Writer/director Lucy Gaffy wins another gong for her short film with an all expenses paid trip to Cannes, with producer Lyn Norfor, to take their next project to the international marketplace. A fantastic win for all!
Gold Shorts Award

April 09, 2011

Beverly Hills Film Festival

Love Song of Iskra Prufrock wins the People's Choice for Best Short Film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. More wins for Iskra in the US - Americans love Lucy's film.
Beverly Hills Film Festival

March 24, 2011

Bereft shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal

We can't keep up! Bereft is shortlisted for yet another award, the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal for 2010, for an outstanding literary work published in that year.
ALS Gold Medal

March 16, 2011

Bereft longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award

More congratulations to Chris Womersley on today's announcement that Bereft is longlisted for The Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2011.
Booktopia Blog

March 16, 2011

​Heart Of Gold International Film Festival

Love Song of Iskra Prufrock wins Best Australian Film at the Heart of Gold International Film Festival. Writer/director Lucy Gaffy continues to pick up more awards.
Heart of Gold International Festival

March 14, 2011

Bereft wins 2011 Independent Booksellers of Australia Award for Best Novel

Congratulations to Chris Womersley, on winning the Indie Book Award for Best Novel for Bereft!
smh article

March 13, 2011

Emerald acquires film rights to Bereft

Emerald is excited to announce that it has acquired the film adaptation rights to Chris Womersley's latest novel, Bereft, a gripping, moving story of injustice, courage, love and redemption (Scribe Publications 2010). 
"Bereft is a dark, brooding story of war, family secrets and a man's search for justice. Chris Womersley knows how to shine light into the darkest corners of rural Australia." Michael Robotham
Bereft is shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Book Award for Fiction.
To read more about Bereft and Chris Womersley, go to Scribe Publications and Chris Womersley

March 09, 2011

Emerald directors win at WOW

Emerald is very proud to announce that directors Martha Goddard (currently attached to The Last Hurrah) and Lucy Gaffy both received awards at the World of Women Film Festival 2011 on Thursday night. The Bridge (dir: Martha Goddard) was awarded the SBS Television Award which means it will be broadcast on SBS - stay tuned. The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock (dir: Lucy Gaffy, prod: Lyn Norfor) won Best Student Film. Emerald is looking forward to continuing to work with these two very talented young directors!

November 03, 2010

Last Hurrah goes to 'Springboard'

The Last Hurrah (w: Oliver Torr and Matt Zeremes, d: Martha Goddard) has been accepted into Screen Australia's 'Springboard' program. The team is looking forward to two weeks of intensive workshops in Melbourne.
Press release

October 26, 2010

Love Song nominated for AFI Best Short Film

2010 AFI nomination for Best Short Film, The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock (writer/director: Lucy Gaffy, Producer: Lyn Norfor).
AFI nomination info

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