BIFF Selects Short Slot
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s
A Woman’s Right To Shoes
Directed by Robyn Grace
New Zealand | 15 min | 2017
When Alice is left by her husband, she devises an unusual way to mend her broken heart. But is she making a fool of herself or striking out for a woman’s right to shoes?
Robyn studied Drama & Film, and English Literature at Victoria University in Wellington, she went straight on to start a career in the theatre, working in lighting, stage management, publicity and eventually Directing, with the critically acclaimed “Dry White and Friendly”. She also directed Alan Brough in his Comedy sensation “You’ve been a bad bad boy Elvis” which toured from NZ to the Montreal Comedy Festival.
With itchy feet she headed off overseas which started a new phase in her life, and after four babies returned to the work force as an Assistant Director in the film industry.
She has worked extensively in New Zealand on many productions including big US funded features “30 Days of Night” and “Deathgasm” (for which her worked earned her an Associate Producer credit as well), and dramas, “Legend of the Seeker” and “Spartacus”. And great New Zealand funded features such as “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying” and “The Weight of Elephants”. She also worked in South Africa on the hit “District 9” for Peter Jackson’s company Wingnut Films.
Robyn has also Directed three series of “Korero Mai” which is a Maori language based drama and an episode of “Cul de Sac” a popular children’s series for TVNZ.