Talisha Elger is an award winning director and writer from Brisbane, Australia. Her first independent short film The Fears of Young Caroline gained success on the festival circuit and was chosen as a Coup de Coeur favourite at the Cannes Film Festival. The film won many awards including Best Drama at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards, Best Foreign Film at Indie Fest USA, Best Foreign Film at Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival, and 3rd Place at the Sunset International Film Festival. In 2017, Talisha completed her Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television, and Writing), graduating with a Distinction, at the University of Queensland, Australia. She also holds an Advanced Diploma of Screen (Film and Television) and a Certificate IV in Photo-imaging both from Southbank Institute of Technology, Australia. In 2016, she completed an academic quarter at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a concentration in Screenwriting, and the Art and Technique of Filmmaking. During her time at UCLA, Talisha gained a position on the Dean's Honours List. She completed her first feature screenplay There’s Something About Finch under the mentorship of her UCLA Professor and is currently working on new material.