Hello, my name is Lucy Gale and I am a South Australian film, TV and events freelancer, pursuing a career in directing.
I have just written scripts for a web-series called Fortunate as an outcome of South Australian Film Corporation development funding. My producer, Jodie Kirkbride, and I are now seeking production financing.
Another project in development is Dreams From Earth Project, an ambitious isolation web series idea that relies on submissions.
Over the past year I have worked in variety of positions including Art Department Coordination on ABC ME Series First Day, directed by Julie Kalceff. The important series shines a light on what it’s like to be a transgender student starting high school, and can appeal to a wide audience despite being marketed towards children.
Following this, on Warner Brothers feature film Mortal Kombat, I learned new skills during my first job in Costume Department. Working across various roles – I now know what it takes to be a runner, standby assistant or art finishing assistant within the department. In the same year, I was Production Runner for the SA components of ABC Drama Mini-Series Fallout and the popular FOXTEL LifeStyle show Love It or List It.
In 2018 I finished dark comedy short White Lilies (funded by the Media Resource Centre and Helpmann Academy), which screened at the Sydney Indie Film Festival, and at the National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, where it picked up an audience award.
In 2017, I was the South Australian Film Corporations director’s attachment on the Stan Original Wolf Creek – Series 2. This allowed me to learn a lot from Greg McLean and Geoff Bennett who were great mentors.
Concurrently A Short Film About Kissing, which I produced, was screening in Palm Springs at the International ShortFest. The film was also nominated in the South Australian Screen Awards in the categories of Best Drama and Best Production Design and won the Best Feel Good Film award at the Sydney Indie Film Festival, as well as being nominated in 6 other categories.
I have completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts – Screen Production (Honours, First Class) at Flinders University. My thesis project was a short film that I wrote, directed and co-produced called Jemima The Fish, which was nominated for Best Short Film in the 2016 South Australian Screen Awards.
I frequently design projects, for example Mickey Mason’s short Welcome and Congratulations, which was nominated for Best Production Design at the SASAs in 2018.
I am now working on more web and TV series in both the narrative and factual space. I have a strong interest in coming-of-age stories and social justice issues, with a focus on content that is uplifting or optimistic in message.
This website provides a digital platform for me to showcase my work.
When I am not working on entertainment productions you can often find me producing corporate videos, supervising Virtual Reality Experiences, working at arts festivals, and street casting for reality TV.
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org