Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Sydney Morning Herald

Posted in my articles on February 21st, 2009 by Rachael – Be the first to comment

From a Cannes interview with Gus Van Sant to social commentary on Sydney’s singles scene that caused a blogging frenzy.

  • ‘Love Unlimited’
  • ‘Radar’ cover story – March 15, 2006
    A player’s guide to Sydney’s modern day harem

  • ‘Kurt So Good’
  • ‘Metro’ cover story – August 26, 2005
    How much Gus Van Sant’s Last Days is a homage to Kurt Cobain

    Smile For Me (2006)

    Posted in my films on February 21st, 2009 by Rachael – Be the first to comment

    Short film
    Writer: Rachael Turk
    Director: Anna Fraser
    Producer: Karinn Cheung

    It’s Saturday night in a beachside suburb. Michelle and Simone navigate another night of parties, boredom and surf culture. When morning comes everything – and nothing – has changed.

    This story comes from the underbelly of my teenage years on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We often think of surf culture as bright and sunny and filled with wholesome salt air – this film shows the flipside. It’s about both the need for acknowledgment and the desire for a life outside the Warriewood Square. Stars Jessica Tovey.

    Smile For Me production still


  • AWGIE (Australian Writers Guild) for ‘Best Short Script’
  • ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society) Bronze

  • Australian Short Film Today (New York, Washington)
  • [funded by the NSW Film and Television Office Young Filmmakers Fund]