Graduate Certificate: Screen Drama - Screenwriting & Producing, 2008
Alexandra Edmondson is a filmmaker living and working in the far north of Australia. She is passionate about telling stories that explore the world through a female, queer and neurodiverse lense. Alex began her career working in script development at Bazmark, Baz Luhrmann’s Sydney based production company; and as a reader for major production companies in Australia and the UK, including Universal Pictures, Focus Features and ITV.
Most recently Alex produced Amye Number 1, a half hour documentary about Darwin’s ‘Laksa Queen’ Amye Un, a Timorese grandmother who runs as an independent in the Northern Territory elections. It was funded as part of the Screen Australia and Al Jazeera Witness initiative and was broadcast worldwide on Al Jazeera under its broadcast title Democracy, Darling! Previous films include, The Burnt Cork, a confronting portrayal of 1950′s rural Australia, which was nominated for Best Indigenous Film and the SBS Television Award at the St Kilda Film Festival and won the Black Shorts Award at Adelaide Shorts Film Festival. The Burnt Cork was broadcast on SBS Television in Australia; and The Passenger, which screened at festivals and was broadcast on ABC2 in Australia. Alex is currently developing long form narrative projects, several of which have been shortlisted for awards and development labs including the prestigious Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Alex is a multi-disciplined storyteller. She is a story producer for SPUN: True Stories from the Territory, a live storytelling event and podcast; she has produced work for The Darwin Festival; and collaborated on multimedia installations for the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Casula Powerhouse, Beams Festival and Airspace Projects in Sydney.
The highlight of my time at AFTRS was discovering that even after leaving AFTRS my tutors continued to be supportive of my career and gave me professional opportunities. I didn’t feel like I was cast out into the world alone!
My career highlight has been having the opportunity to tell stories from the remote far north of Australia. It is such a unique part of the world, full of incredible characters and stories. I really love working up here.