The Three Lucias

A Maltese Mystery Drama

CREATIVE TEAM

              Producer - David Redman    &    Writer / Director - Sandra Sciberras

WRITER / DIRECTOR – Sandra Sciberras

 

Having received a Diploma in Performing Arts, Sandra Sciberras was already gaining a reputation for writing performance based independent theatre. Having a great passion for the Actor and the Visual Arts, she felt the need to combine the two and found herself applying for film school. Only months after graduating, she received her first feature film new writer’s grant from The Australian Film Commission.

Only a couple of years out of film school she was being commissioned by Producers to either, re-write, script edit or write a variety of scripts; from television to feature length drama.

Sandra wrote and directed the independent low budget feature Deeper Than Blue. It premiered at the 50th Sydney International Film Festival, where the reviews were impressive. The film gained her enough attention to be invited to participate in the new Independent feature film program that the Australian Film Commission was launching. 

 

The powerful art house drama The Caterpillar Wish was the first film selected and financed under this program. The Award Winning film The Caterpillar Wish in which she wrote and directed received the Best Supporting Actress AFI award as well as numerous other awards and nominations that year including;

 

Winner:  Best Supporting Actress (Susie Porter) Australian Film Institute (AFI)   Winner: Best Production Design (Robert Webb)  Nominated: Best Sound (Pete Best, Pete Smith, Des Kenneally, Alicia Slursarski, John Simpson)  IF Awards  Nominated: Feature Film Score of the Year (Burkhard Dallwitz),  Best Soundtrack Album (Burkhard Dallwitz)  Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) Screen Music Awards   Nominated:  Best Original Screenplay (Sandra Sciberras)  Best Actress (Victoria Thaine), Actress Supporting Role (Susie Porter)  

Film Critics Circle of Australia

 

"There's so much that's good about the Caterpillar Wish, the small town setting, and the characters, and the actors who play them, are all very, very good indeed.”   David Stratton ABC AT THE MOVIE

 

"The Caterpillar Wish rises above the melodrama of its plot by being beautifully made and performed, with a lovely naturalistic style. Sandra Sciberras gets the most out of her cast who deliver very genuine and emotionally raw performances.”   Megan Spencer  Triple J 

 

Surviving Georgia is her third film script to move into production - a romantic comedy. Sandra has worked with numerous producers writing screenplays in-between major productions both in Australia and in the UK. Sandra has developed several screenplays over the last few years, where she is attached as Director. 

 

http://www.sandrasciberras.com/

PRODUCER – David Redman

 

David Redman established Redman Entertainments and is CEO and one of the founders of its subsidiary, the Instinct Entertainment media group, and brings a unique combination of skills and experiences gained from working in the US, UK and Australian media and telecommunications industries with over 20 years of practical experience in fund raising and corporate and project management for various media businesses and projects.  

 

He has worked with a range of companies including Paramount, Universal, Village Roadshow, Channel Nine, Macquarie Investments, Island Records, Recorded Pictures, Hoyts, Virgin Interactive, and Adlabs.

 

His feature film producer credits at Instinct include the Paramount distributed Charlie & Boots, Salute and Till Human Voices Wake Us and the highest grossing Australian movie of 2004 Strange Bedfellows which was distributed by Universal in the US and which Instinct is currently developing as a stage musical. 

 

David also line produced the Adlabs distributed Bollywood hit, Singh is Kinng, produced the Village Roadshow distributed Take Away and the Hoyts/Nine distributed You and Your Stupid Mate. He has also produced television for Channel Nine in Australia.

 

Prior to Establishing Redman Entertainments David worked as Associate Producer on three co-productions. These were Before The Rain, a UK, French, Macedonian Co-Production which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1995, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, a UK, German Co-Production awarded the Critics’ Prize at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and Sweet Angel Mine, a UK, Canadian Co-Production.

 

David is a feature film councillor on the council of Screen Producers Australia and is working on a slate of feature film projects with a focus on co-productions.

 

http://redmanentertainments.com/