Private Project

A Message

Trapped in his small apartment, a recently widowed man must decipher mysterious messages from an increasingly sinister presence to escape his grief.

  • Elise Lamb
    Method in Madness, Op Shop, Skin & Blister, Blown
  • Greg Scurr
  • Greg Scurr
  • Peter Eades
  • Greg Scurr
    Key Cast
    Method in Madness, Eve
  • Elise Lamb
    Director of Photography
    Op Shop
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    Drama, Horror, LGBTIQ
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    300 AUD
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Director Biography - Elise Lamb

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia and classically trained as an actor at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Elise's filmmaking career is preceded by almost two decades of work as an actor, dancer and theatre-maker in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Driven by the desire to create and tell her own stories, Elise expanded into writing and directing in 2012 when she made her first short film BLOWN for Tropfest.
In 2016, Elise earned her Master of Arts in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and was awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Upon
graduating, she was accepted onto the Young Vic Director’s Program and was awarded a Bursary
from Sir Nicholas Hytner to develop her writing at the National Theatre. Her debut full length play
THE AUSTRALIAN GIRL was workshopped at The Old Vic Labs and produced Off-West End at
Theatre N16. Other plays presented in London include A DANCE OF TWO SISTERS and DEEDS,
NOT WORDS at the Pleasance Theatre and LOST IN BANK at Greenwich Theatre.
In 2019, Elise obtained a Graduate Certificate in Screen Production from Griffith Film School with
her graduating film METHOD IN MADNESS being selected as a Semi-Finalist for the Los Angeles
Her recent short film, SKIN & BLISTER was the recipient of the Regional Arts Services Network
Community Fund. Inspired by Elise’s own personal experiences caring for her sister who has
cerebral palsy, the film is currently in consideration for numerous international film festivals.
Continuing to maintain her theatre roots, Elise presented and performed her play DEEDS, NOT
WORDS at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the 2019 Short+Sweet Festival.
Elise is currently developing her own slate of work including a Proof of Concept for the screen
adaptation of her play THE AUSTRALIAN GIRL and a Television Drama Series.
As a filmmaker, Elise creates powerful imagery and utilises the camera to capture intimate
moments. Her background in theatre is a solid foundation for her understanding of story and
character. Her extensive acting experience allows her to connect with her actors and guide
authentic visceral performances with her dance knowledge aiding the development of the
physical narrative. As a storyteller, she is passionate about points of difference and exploring the
female experience through the female lens.

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