/News 21.02.22


Two NSW-made projects, Seriously Red and Lustration VR, have been selected to screen at the 29th South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in 2022. 

Seriously Red

Seriously Red is the debut feature film from the all-female collective Dollhouse Pictures, and directed by Gracie Otto, with producers Robyn Kershaw, Jessica Carrera, Sonia Borella, Timothy White; and executive producers Rose Byrne, Danny Nozell, Jack Christian, D.J. McPherson, Deanne Weir, Clare Ainsworth, Hayley Baillie, Olivia Humphrey and Josh Pomeranz.

Still from Seriously Red. Bobby Cannavale & Krew Boylan.jpg

Seriously Red tells the story of Red – a vivacious, but at times misguided redhead, who trades her job in real estate for a career as a Dolly Parton impersonator. Seriously Red will premiere at SXSW in the Narrative Feature category.

The film received major production investment from Screen Australia and is financed in association with Filmology, with support from Weir Anderson, Storyd, Spectrum Films and Screen NSW through its PDV Rebate.

Lustration VR

Lustration VR. Photo credit: New Canvas / Gestalt Publishing

Lustration VR is an animated four-part virtual reality series directed by Ryan Griffen who also wrote the series with Nayuka Gorrie. The series will premiere at SXSW in the XR Experience Category.

The series has been developed for Meta Quest by Byron Bay-based XR studio New Canvas. It was produced by Carolina Sorensen and Taryne Laffar. Lustration VR was executive produced by Nathan Anderson, Wolfgang Bylsma, Ryan Griffen and Kevin Conroy.
Lustration VR was given principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest, with support from Screen NSW through Production Finance.   

The 29th South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival runs from March 11-20 2022. Details here.