Life, Camera, Awkward (Pilot)

Lily brings best friend Millie along to her acting class hoping she might make new friends, while there they hear about a big Hollywood movie filming in Melbourne that's casting soon!

  • Jamie Ker
  • Jamie Ker
  • Jamie Ker
  • Georgia Mahony
  • Amalie O'Hara
    Key Cast
  • Ellie Walker
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  • Mariska Murphy
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  • Genevieve Kingsford
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  • Jess D'Souza
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  • Isabel Mulrooney
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  • Celia Handscombe
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  • Melissa Gan
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  • Tessa Luminati
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  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2021
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Director Biography - Jamie Ker

After studying Film and Television in Melbourne, Jamie worked in London on various comedy programs with companies such as the BBC, ITV and Objective. Her highlights include working with the original team from 'Yes, Prime Minister' on the 2012 series, with Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellan on the ITV program 'Vicious' and with Bafta award-winning Matt Berry on the first season of 'Toast of London'.

Since returning to Melbourne she developed the production company She and the Others, with a focus on female filmmaking, and created the comedy web series 'Life, Camera, Awkward'.

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Director Statement

Life, Camera, Awkward was inspired by the hilarious mateship of real-life pals Amalie O’Hara (Lily) and Ellie Walker (Millie), two of the funniest people I’ve ever met. It struck me how valuable female friendship can be, but at the time I felt that although I was seeing great, complex women on-screen, often I felt a female character’s value was too heavily linked to a romantic situation. I wanted to create a show that focused on friendship, not romance, with relatable humour derived from everyday moments and anxieties. I wanted to tell a story that was a bit of fun with a little message of optimism.

To say making this web series was (and continues to be) a challenge is an understatement, but it has given us the opportunity to develop our skills in a city where opportunities to work in screen content are scarce. With no avenues of government funding available to us, the ten-episode show was made for just over $10,000AUD with an incredible and entirely voluntary cast and crew.