AiF member and Writers Room alum India Dupré's short film Stripped is scheduled to have its World Premiere at LA Shorts Fest this Wednesday, September 7 at 7:45pm.
The film will also screen at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 6th at 12:00pm.
Both prestigious festivals are officially recognized by the Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and award winners are eligible for Academy nomination.
Based on India's childhood, Stripped follows the true story of her mother, Margaret Dupré, a single British mother who became an Iconic Australian figure. When her children are taken from her as part of the Australian Governments Fairbridge scheme to “Keep Australia White”, Margaret resorts to stripping, steals her children back and lives on the run while a fixated government worker hunts her down.
In an open letter about the AiF Writers Room program, India said: "I submitted an early draft of my feature script STRIPPED to the inaugural Australians in Film Writers Group held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. I was thrilled to be accepted to their ten week program. Our first night, we sat at a round table and shared our projects. We then paired up each week with different writers - reading each other’s drafts and providing feedback. I’m happy to say our group has stayed incredibly tight, meeting up monthly, and I’ve watched all our projects shape up and take on life."
Head on down to LA Shorts fest and support India!
Tickets available here, select Program #33.
India joins an esteemed list of LA Shorts Fest alumni directors including Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Paul Haggis, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Louis D'Esposito, Terry Gilliam, Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais and many more.
The festival will run from September 1-8.
ADDRESS and DIRECTIONS:
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14.
1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Lot 4* located on the north side of Olympic Boulevard at Georgia Street
LOT 4 ($5)
Tickets to the Edmonton International Film Festival available here.
Read an open letter from India on the AiF Writers Room Program. Applications for the next program will be announced soon.