GCFF - Bringing films to life - 14-25 April 2021 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 14-25 April 2021

Script to Screen: The Secret Lives of Dresses

Script to Screen: Live Script Reading of The Secret Lives of Dresses

The feature script The Secret Lives of Dresses (by screenwriter and director Stephen Lance) is the winner of the Queensland Screenwriting Award and has been awarded $5000, with thanks to the generosity of The Heaton Group

The Secret Lives of Dresses is co-written by Megan Simpson Huberman and will be co-directed by Mairi Cameron and Stephen Lance and produced by Leanne Tonkes

The Secret Lives of Dresses tells the story of an ambitious young businesswoman, on the brink of sealing an important deal, who’s forced to return home to save her dying grandmother’s vintage dress shop.

With thanks to The Heaton Group

The Heaton Group is delighted to support the Gold Coast Film Festival’s Queensland Screenwriting Award, awarding a $5,000 cash prize to the winner and $500 each for 2nd and 3rd place winners. Trisha Heaton, a director of The Heaton Group, is a former CEO of Ausfilm, and is currently serving on the Screen Queensland Board. The Heaton Group has a reputation for creating outstanding boutique developments.

Make a day of it!

After the script read, stay for…
2.30pm: Panel – Writing Your Own Roles
3.45pm: Panel – Finding Niche Audiences
5pm – Web Series screening
7.15pm: Disclosure screening + Q&A


Sunday 19 April – 12.15pm-2.15pm – Basement, HOTA

Free, bookings required


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Your ticket will be emailed after the program announcement on March 10.

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