Phoebe Supported Causes
as gwen reed
A year after a devastating flood has killed five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears. The plant's phenomenal ability to restore youth is so formidable that attempting to harness it means re-evaluating values.
Two sisters spend the day living on the edge.
A young boy battles the complexities of a grown-up world with his father.
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Exciting news for Phoebe fans today! Phoebe has started filming a new horror film called Night Shift. No word yet on her character name, but we do have a bit of a synopsis:
Young Aussie actress Phoebe Tonkin makes an auspicious behind-the-camera debut with the short film Furlough, which will have its Aussie premiere at Flickerfest.
“I’m in Los Angeles right now, where the rate is terrible,” Phoebe Tonkin tells FilmInk. “One in five people are getting COVID. It’s insane. And then you add civil and political unrest to the mix…if work arises in Australia, I’d love to do it, but my life is here now, and my house is here. I don’t know if I’ll just go back, but it would be nice to escape everything right now. If there was a film or series offer, it would be tempting.”
The “born and raised” Sydney actress might be in the wrong part of the world now, but with roles on popular US TV series like The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Affair and Westworld, her career currently demands that she reside in what is essentially the COVID hotspot of the world. First finding fame on Australian TV series like H2O: Just Add Water, Home And Away and Packed To The Rafters, and the popular big screen adaptation of John Marsden’s hugely successful YA novel Tomorrow, When The War Began, Tonkin has lately snuck back home for Aussie TV projects like Bloom and Safe Harbour, and also to make her directorial debut with the short film, Furlough. Shot in The Hunter Region two hours outside of Sydney (with post completed in New York City), the film follows a day in the life two teenage sisters (Markella Kavenagh and Milly Alcock) who embark on a wild adventure in search of freedom and new experiences. Produced under the high profile auspices of Dollhouse Pictures (the production company formed by Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, Jessica Carrera, Shannon Murphy and Gracie Otto), Furlough will have its Australian premiere at Flickerfest.
Have you always wanted to direct?
This is a film that really forefronts young women…
Your young actresses are great…
Did you hand pick them or did they audition? How did the casting process happen?
Which parts of the directing process came to you the most intuitively? And where was your biggest learning curve?
Which part did you find the most difficult?
So, the film is playing at Flickerfest obviously, but is it going to be playing anywhere else?
I imagine it wouldn’t have been as nerve wracking for you to have it play online as opposed to being there in the flesh and watching it in front of a live audience, right?
Will your family in Australia be able to go to Flickerfest to see the film?
Do you plan on doing more directing? Do you have anything in the pipeline?
On our fourth day of Phoebemas, I give to you 10 new and upgraded stills, posters, and bts photos from Phoebe’s horror short film, Final Stop.
Hello, everyone! In case you missed it, Phoebe’s short film Furlough is currently being streamed online via the LA International Film Festival. The festival will run until October 30th. You can watch it here: