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Director: Lizzie Cater

Synopsis: Circe has been cast out to an island; she is a lone woman, a woman alone. With centuries ahead of her to spend in isolation, she whiles away the endless hours by walking through the empty perfect rooms of her house, sending messages to the outside world in the form of selfies, and knitting together spells to practice her sorcery. A contemporary feminist, post-pandemic take on a classic Greek myth.

Bio: Lizzie is a creative producer and emerging writer and director.

Lizzie produced Thomas Wilson-White’s feature film THE GREENHOUSE. The film will have its world premiere at Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Her short film credits include ST. AUGUSTINE, which premiered in Official Competition at Melbourne International Film Festival; and BIRDIE, written and directed by Shelly Lauman, which also premiered at MIFF, then Internationally at Toronto International Film Festival, and was one of the first short-form projects acquired by Fox Searchlight.

Currently, Lizzie is developing the television series SICK TO DEATH, in association with Rhapsody Films and with the assistance of Create NSW, Screen Australia. She is developing the comedy series SHADE, created and written by Gemma Bird Matheson, with the assistance of Screen Australia and the SBS Digital Originals workshop. Lizzie and Thomas also received Screen Australia funding for a hybrid online documentary series, TAPESTRY.

Recently Lizzie completed the short film CIRCE, her debut as writer and director, due to run the festival circuit this year. Her sophomore project PRECIOUS THINGS was a finalist in the Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s Pitch Pleeze! program and will shoot in 2021.


Program: Isolation – VAEFF 2021

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