Film Victoria executive Jacinta Palmer has joined Sharmill Films as marketing manager, effective July 1.

Palmer succeeds Kate McCurdy, who has held the post for five years and is departing on June 30 to pursue new endeavours in the UK.

For the past year Palmer served as locations and production services officer at Film Victoria. The state agency is advertising to fill that position, with applications closing on July 7.

Before that she was commissioned content coordinator at ABC TV and programs administration and support officer at Film Vic. Earlier in her career she was festival coordinator at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

“Kate has been with Sharmill Films for five years and will be sadly missed,” said Sharmill Films founder Natalie Miller.  “She has been involved in all aspects of Sharmill activities including feature films and our extensive alternate content programs.

“Jacinta has strong skills in social media, copy writing and marketing. She has a passion for cinema and we look forward to her filling Kate’s shoes at Sharmill.”

On September 24 Sharmill is launching London Road,  a feature film adapted from a National Theatre production which documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006 when the quiet rural town was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street.

The ensemble cast includes Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy, and Rufus Norris directs.

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