Writer of a drama feature film about a troubled young boy and the feisty child psychologist who finds herself fighting the system, crossing red lines and risking her career and marriage to save him. Set in the visceral and visually compelling worlds of children’s circus and play therapy, the film confronts the system’s status quo and explores the challenge of authoring one’s own story and the variations of love between children and adults.
“We Don’t Want You Here”
Writer and director of a documentary about four Israelis and Palestinians whose child or parent has been killed in the conflict. Most people have responded to such loss with more anger and hate, which further drive the cycle of violence. But we follow the journey of these inspiring people who are transforming their grief into a bridge for understanding. This poetic and moving story about personal transformation and political change is relevant not just for Israelis and Palestinians, but for us all. Because if having paid the highest price, they can work together for peace, anyone can.
“Tel Aviv Nippers”
Writer of a romantic comedy and coming of age feature film about Luke, a loveable but naive lifesaver from Anglesea, who is sent to Tel Aviv to teach surf safety to kids (an Australian-Israeli co-production.) When Luke falls in love with the spirited Michal he’s thrust into the city’s intensity, a fiery romance and a mystery connecting Australia and his family with Israel.