Hello, my name is Lucy Gale and I am a New South Wales based filmmaker from Adelaide. I have worked in film and television for over six years in a range of roles, primarily in the art department as a buyer/dresser or coordinator. This website is a portfolio for work I have created as passion projects, in particular where I have had a role as a key creative.
In 2020 I created a short stop-motion animation called A Very Lockdown Birthday. The film, which I wrote, directed, and animated from isolation, won the Helpmann Academy “Home Alone Film Festival”. The panel included film industry experts such as director Scott Hicks, and Adelaide Film Festival CEO/Creative Director Mat Kesting – who later chose to program the film in AFF 2020.
I finished directing the dark comedy short White Lilies in 2018 (funded by the Media Resource Centre and Helpmann Academy). This screened at the Sydney Indie Film Festival, and at the National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, where it won an audience award. Also in 2018, I was also nominated for Best Production Design at the South Australian Screen Awards (SASA) for Mickey Mason’s short Welcome and Congratulations.
In 2017, I was the South Australian Film Corporation’s (SAFC) director’s attachment on the Stan Original Wolf Creek – Series 2, receiving mentorship from prolific directors Greg McLean and Geoff Bennett. Concurrently A Short Film About Kissing, which I produced, was screening in Palm Springs at the International ShortFest and at Sydney Indie Film Festival where it won Best Feel Good Film. I have since been funded by SAFC to write a web-series called Fortunate, which is currently seeking funding.
I completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts – Screen Production (Honours, First Class) at Flinders University in 2016. My thesis project was Jemima the Fish, a short film I wrote, directed and co-produced which was nominated for Best Short Film in the SASAs.
Having always been fascinated by coming-of-age films, I seek to tell stories that reflect the comedy and drama that are inherent during transitional times of life. Looking forwards I want to find new ways to connect with a diverse femme audience.
Art department credits include International Emmy and Rose d’Or Award winning ABC Series First Day, directed by Julie Kalceff; A Sunburnt Christmas, a comedy telemovie for STAN; Gold, a STAN original feature film starring Zac Efron; ABC/Netflix teen drama series Maverix, which we shot in Alice Springs; The Secrets She Keeps: Season 2, for which I moved to Sydney; Last King of the Cross for Paramout Plus; brief stints on C*A*U*G*H*T and One Night; the ABC reboot of Mother and Son; and The Deb, a feature musical comedy which is Rebel Wilson’s directorial debut.
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org