A young couple navigate their volatile relationship whilst on a camping trip.
TW: domestic violence, sexual assault, miscarriage.
Project Type:Short Script
Number of Pages:7
Country of Origin:Australia
Amanda McGregor is an actor most recently appearing in Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories for Barking Gecko (2020), Pomona at KXT Bakehouse (2020), Cyprus Avenue at the Old Fitz (2019) and The Maids for Belvoir’s 25A season (2019). She holds a BA (Performing Arts) as a graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (2011), and has performed nationally and internationally.
Amanda quickly became involved in the Sydney independent theatre scene upon graduating (2011).
For the Old Fitz: Crimes of the Heart (2018), Wrecking (2012), Fallout (2012) and Psycho Beach Party (2012).
For Little Ones Theatre: Salome (NIDA 2011), Psycho Beach Party (Theatre Works, Melbourne, 2012; Brisbane International Arts Festival, 2013; Tamarama Rock Surfers, 2012), Dangerous Liaisons (NEON at MTC, 2014; Darwin International Arts Festival, 2015; Brisbane MELT Festival, 2016)
For Melbourne Theatre Company: The Crucible (2013) (starring David Wenham).
Amanda has had a keen involvement in the development of new Australian work, including for Sydney Theatre Company (Rough Draft) and Playwriting Australia. Her involvement in Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories for Barking Gecko Theatre Company (adapted by Dan Giovannoni and Luke Kerridge) culminated in a 2016 Helpmann Award for the production (Best Children’s Presentation winner and Best New Work nominee). The production’s success has taken the team to Arts Centre Melbourne, QPAC, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (Imaginate) and the Sydney Opera House (2018).
This involvement with new writing has fostered a long-lived fascination and desire to expand as a writer, leading to the completion of her first short Cicada, and development of several other projects.
Amanda’s screen credits include various short films by filmmakers Daniel Monks & Stevie Cruz-Martin, and Matt Levett (dir. Kid 2017). She made her feature film debut in The Marshes (2016), shot in regional NSW under the direction of Roger Scott.
I want to feel gut-punched when I read a story or see a film. It's masochistic, but it's also necessary for a story to excite me, to change me, to entertain me. I want to create that. I don't want easy stories. I want stories that show us who we are. And by we, I mean everyone. Inclusion is key before we will ever see the true depth of humanity on our screens.