The Australian film industry’s success in adapting novels to screen is evidenced by the success of films like Jasper Jones, Bran Nue Dae, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Red Dog, Rabbit Proof Fence, Jindabyne, Lantana, My Brilliant Career and many others. This fascinating session explores the adaptation process; what it takes to not only find the right book for a screen adaptation, but how to do it and do it well. Joining panel host Barbara Connell, Drama Development Manager, Screenwest, for this illuminating discussion will be Lisa Hoppe, Screenwriter, and John Sheedy, Director, of H is for Happiness, the 2019 CinefestOZ winner of the $100k film prize.

Host: Barbara Connell
Guests: John Sheedy, Lisa Hoppe
Supported by: Screenwest
Recommended 15yrs + (occasional strong language)