Screen graduate gets Mad Max mentor

amyFlinders graduate Amy Gebhardt (pictured) has been chosen by legendary Australian film director and producer Dr George Miller to make a short film about the Australian summer experience for the YouTube and Screen Australia initiative, Map My Summer.

Dr Miller will mentor Amy in making the film, which will employ raw footage from the Map My Summer online promotion. The short film is scheduled to premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2011.

After graduating in arts with a screen studies major and honours law from Flinders in 1998, Amy became a writer/director and cinematographer before undertaking a Masters of Directing at the Australian Film and Television and Radio School.

The director of numerous short films, documentaries and commercials, she won the Kodak Young Director Award in 2008, while her documentary Heart won Best Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival in the same year.

For more information on the Map My Summer project, see www.screenaustralia.gov.au/mapmysummer

(Photo courtesy of Exit Films.)

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