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September 11, 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 November 19, 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

May 21, 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! 



January 16, 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! November 30, 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 20, 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 19, 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 12, 2011 St Kilda Film Festival THE 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 19, 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 19, 2011 Gold Shorts Award THE 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 19, 2011 Copy Of -Gold Shorts Award THE 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 10, 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival THE 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 25, 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 17, 2011 Bereft longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award More congratulations to Chris Womersley on today's announcement that Bereft is long listed for The Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2011. Booktopia Blog March 17, 2011 Heart Of Gold International Film Festival THE 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 15, 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 14, 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 10, 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 04, 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 27, 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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