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Sandra Sciberras

Sandra Sciberras

“The Caterpillar Wish rises above the melodrama of its plot by being beautifully made and performed, with a lovely naturalistic style. Sandra Sciberras gets the most out of her cast who deliver very genuine and emotionally raw performances.” – Megan Spencer, Triple J


Background 

Sandra Sciberras started her career as a writer of performance based independent theatre earning a Diploma in Performing Arts. Sandra’s great passions, Actors and Visual Arts, were combined when she enrolled in the undergraduate course at VCA School of Film and Television. Her graduating short film Frail Mary launched her writing and directing career.  Only months after graduating, she received her first New Writer’s grant from The Australian Film Commission for a feature film which led to her debut feature, Deeper Than Blue, premiering at the 50th Sydney International Film Festival. Her debut feature gained serious attention that led to her invitation to participate in the new Indivision program being launched by the AFC. Sandra’s second feature as writer/director, the drama The Caterpillar Wish, was the first film selected and financed under the Indivision program. In 2011 Sandra directed her third feature, Surviving Georgia, and is currently in development on two feature films with American producers. Sandra is currently enrolled in a Masters by Research, looking at the challenges of writing a multi protagonist feature length screenplay.

Philosophy

“The art of acting for the screen is when an actor uses their whole body as if they’re on the largest stage in the world and gives it all in a fleeting moment through their eyes. I love that moment of truth on the screen.” – Sandra