A woman's search for love in a technological future has dire consequences

  • Jessica Russell
  • Naoimh Healy
  • Peter Williams
  • Ben Chapple
    Key Cast
    Playing for Keeps
  • Ruby Maishman
    Key Cast
  • Poppy Lynch
    Key Cast
    Be Famous
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa,Apple Pro-res
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Perth
    September 26, 2019
    Showcase event of Student Films
    Channel 9 Award - For Best Film
Director Biography - Jessica Russell

In 2016, Jessica graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor in Performance Making. After working on several theatre productions in varying roles, she undertook an internship at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
during which she decided to shift her practice to focus on directing. From there, she returned to Australia to study at the WA Screen Academy, also concentrating on cinematography. With a background in physical and devised theatre, Jessica hopes to bring a new perspective to film direction and the collaborative process.

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Director Statement

Hy_Brain is ultimately a film about human connection. Every one of us longs for intimacy and to feel understood, to feel a sense of belonging and harmony with another human being. I am incredibly proud that Hy_Brain showcases a LGBTQIA+ story, yet never wanted Gale and Bailey's relationship as two women to overshadow their story.