Hello, my name is Lucy Gale and I am a South Australia/New South Wales based filmmaker. I have worked in film and television for over six years in a range of roles, primarily as a key creative, or in production or art departments.
Last year 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.
When I’m not directing, I work as an art department co-ordinator, credits including International Emmy and Rose d’Or Award winning ABC Series First Day, directed by Julie Kalceff; A Sunburnt Christmas, a comedy telemovie for STAN; and Gold a STAN original feature film, starring Zac Efron.
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.
Contact me via email at email@example.com