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Izzi Roar on the Sunday Floor

‘Izzi Roar on the Sunday Floor’ follows the high-achieving Year 11 student, Izzi Roar, as she prepares to deliver a school captain candidacy speech at assembly. As Izzi and her best friend, Whit, spend a hallucinatory, caffeine-induced all-nighter to write a winning speech, Izzi comes to realise why she wants to be school captain and that in high school politics, sometimes your biggest enemy is yourself.

  • Guy Henderson
  • Guy Henderson
  • Tasha Trebeck
  • Tahlia Allison
    Key Cast
    "Izzi Roar"
  • Nathan Hamilton
    Key Cast
    "Whit Leaderman"
  • Brooke Mulligan
  • Tomiya Nakamura Hills
    Camera Assist
  • Elizabeth Polanco
  • Will Slattery
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Surrealist, Coming of Age, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 AUD
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    Yes - MAPS Film School
Director Biography - Guy Henderson

Guy Henderson is an Adelaide-based emerging filmmaker whose work encompasses both drama and comedy genres.
Guy got their start in directing through their work in theatre while studying a Bachelor of Media and Arts at The University of Adelaide. They directed the theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 'Through A Glass Darkly' (UATG Student Society, 2019) and 'Queer House Rules!' (Nicholas Howson Production, 2020) which marked their debut as a playwright.
In 2021, Guy undertook a Diploma of Screen and Media at MAPS Film School. They directed the documentary film 'Get a Real Job!', examining the mistreatment of fast food workers by customers, and the comedy film 'Izzi Roar on the Sunday Floor', about a misfit Year 11 student trying to become school captain.

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Director Statement

'Izzi Roar on the Sunday Floor' is the anarchic and inimitable culmination of many significant turning points in my creative and personal life. On one level, 'Izzi' came from my desire to inject the energy of American screwball comedy that I've always admired into my own work. My ambition to capture the "who-cares-as-long-as-it's-funny" comedy style of 'Saturday Night Live', 'Duck Soup', and Chris Fleming's 'Gayle' web series and transplant it within a familiar Australian setting was one that helped me find confidence in my voice as an emerging comedy creator. However, the core of this film, a story of one person's journey towards self-awareness and actualisation, is one that's closest to my heart. Izzi's transformation from an undisciplined goon with too many ideas and all the wrong ways of making them happen to a person who finds purpose and happiness when they learn to open themselves up to others mirrored my own experiences before starting at MAPS Film School. MAPS taught me the value of communication, organisation, and collaboration throughout the creative process and without it, this film and my future as a filmmaker would not be possible. I'm incredibly proud of this script and I hope everyone enjoys the surplus of humour and heart this film radiates.