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Writing, not painting, in Gothic Tasmania

In May this year, I travelled once again to chilly Hobart to cover the 2017 Stranger With My Face International Film Festival for Australian contemporary arts magazine RealTime. Stranger With My Face, now in its fifth year, is a highly respected event focusing on horror and other dark genre cinema directed by women. I stayed in Hobart’s historic quarter, the appropriately gothic Battery Point, just up the cliff from Salamanca Arts Centre, where the festival is hosted.

My festival overview can be read here.







Photographs of Battery Point, Hobart; festival guest, Gaylene Preston, New Zealand director of marvellous thrillers Mr Wrong (1984) and Perfect Strangers (2003); festival display window at Salamanca Arts Centre; festival director Briony Kidd (second from left) with festival award winners (L-R) Kaitlin Tinker, Elizabeth E. Schuch and Gaylene Preston


Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival 2014

Another RealTime Arts writing gig.StowellAve_Hobart2014ZombieDoll_closeup_SWMF2014HamdenSt_Hobart2014Alex_talk_SWMF2014HobartStreetArt2014StrangerWithMyFace2014_Nymphs

Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival, held annually in Hobart, is a showcase and forum for female horror directors. Make-up effects for wood nymphs and Victorian doll created by Mel Cooper.

Interview with Festival Director Briony Kidd on my horror blog.

Coverage of the festival in RealTime’s October/November edition here.