Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday on My Mind: Liz Watts

Image - Liz Watts, Cate Shortland and Paul Welsh on the LORE red carpet

Can you believe we're in the final month of Friday on My Mind for 2012?! How quickly the year has flown by, with so many marvellous conversations. And this week will be no different with producer extraordinaire Liz Watts joining the Friday fun at AFTRS. I hope you can come along!
Friday October 5: Liz Watts: Distinctive and Engaging Stories for the Screen

Liz Watts is an independent producer and co-director of Sydney-based Porchlight Films with some 20 years experience in the industry. Recent producing credits include: Dead Europe, in association with See-Saw Films (Shame, The King's Speech) directed by Tony KrawitzLore, a German/ Australian co-production with writer/director Cate ShortlandAnimal Kingdom, written and directed by David MichôdThe Home Song Stories, (Tony Ayres), Jewboy, (Tony Krawitz); Little Fish, (Rowan Woods) to list a few.

As Executive Producer, Liz's credits include Prime Mover, (David Caesar), Lou (Belinda Chayko) starring John Hurt and The Hunter, (Daniel Nettheim) starring Willem Dafoe.

Liz' latest project to get the greenlight, Rover, is a feature she calls "a dirty and dangerous near-future western set in the Australian desert" which will star Guy Pearce and Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson in David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom.

Liz will share her thoughts on collaborating with the very best talent, in Australia and internationally, as both a producer and executive producer and her passion and commitment to crafting distinctive and engaging screen stories.

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