press release Larissa Meikle
Alethea Jones, the winner of Tropfest 2012 with Lemonade Stand, keeps going from strength to strength. Being one who loves thinking up new and strange ways to make people laugh, it is fitting that she has just been signed by Sydney-based production company Jungleboys.
The multi-skilled Jones, having degrees in film and acting from VCA and USQ respectively, first achieved success with the 2011 hit When the Wind Changes. The short was not only well received by audiences worldwide but won a number of awards at home including: Best Short Film at the IF Awards, People's Choice Award at Flickerfest and St Kilda Film Festival, and Best Comedy – also at St Kilda Film Festival. Her tropfest win was followed by Dave’s Dead which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, where it garnered nominations for best short and best director.
The director, choreographer and actor says: "I'm beyond pumped to be with Jungleboys; not only are our senses of humour and appreciation of entertainment aligned but they have a ping pong table."
Jungleboys executive producer Jason Burrows happily acknowledges Jones' quirky storytelling ability, stating: "We're thrilled to have Alethea on board. She is very well respected by a lot of our favourite comic actors. Her work always has a unique and brilliant look and she is one of the funniest directors I've met."
Jones continues to expand her repertoire as a filmmaker having recently worked closely with Cutting Edge whilst directing the Tropfest 2013 trailer, as well as creating the ABC documentary Tissue. She believes her weaknesses in life to be her strengths as a filmmaker: "An overly active imagination sees that I never enjoy ocean swims but does guarantee my film products are extremely creative."
For more information please visit: http://www.jungleboys.com.au/director/alethea-jones/