Shannon Murphy’s Eaglehawk to screen at Sydney Film Festival

11 May, 2016 by Staff Writer

Eaglehawk director, Shannon Murphy.


Dollhouse Pictures will screen Eaglehawk with Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Ryan Corr and Wayne Blair and Sydney Film Festival on June 18-19.

It will screen in competition at Sydney Film Festival in the 2016 Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. 

Helmed by Shannon Murphy, the debut featurette stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, (52 Tuesday’s , The Kettering Incident) , Ryan Corr (Holding The Man, Wanted) ,  and Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Cleverman) . 

Rounding out the female lead creative team are Marisa Nather (screenwriter), Jessica Carrera (producer), Nicole Coventry (co-producer), Alice Babidge (production and set design) and Megan Washington (composer). 

Eaglehawk is set in a remote forest, where aspiring actress, Eve (Cobham-Hervey) impersonates Australia’s own Bigfoot – the Yowie. 

Employed by Yowie expert Frank (Wayne Blair), Eve spends her days ambushing thrill seekers and giving hope to the believers. 

She immerses herself in the world of her character, determined to pursue her craft. 

As her obsession with her disguise deepens, so does Frank’s desire for her. 

A developing relationship with caravan park neighbour Jimmy (Ryan Corr) rattles Eve, and when Frank presents an unusual request from a client, Eve embraces the opportunity to keep her dreams alive. 

Filmed on location in NSW and Canberra , Eaglehawk is a 22-minute featurette , based on the short story by Laura van den Berg, Where We Must Be from her collection What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

Murphy said the female narrative was paramount to the Dollhouse ethos. 

“The film is about a young woman’s search for a sense of self, a search for a creative and emotional outlet," she said. "Based on a short story by Laura van den Berg, making Eaglehawk was a wonderful collaborative experience.”