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Appropriate Conversation with Desiree Akhavan & Sophie Hyde

14 February 2020
Desiree Akhavan
Writer, director and actor Desiree Akhavan.

In addition to her Sydney and Melbourne in-conversations acclaimed writer/director/actor Desiree Akhavan and homegrown favourite Sophie Hyde from Closer Productions will be diving deep into the art of filmmaking in an intimate and exploratory in-conversation in Adelaide.

A rare opportunity to see Desiree in Adelaide as she discusses the differences between working in film and TV, acting AND directing, how to develop projects you care about and how to stay true to your personal vision.

Desiree Akhavan is an American writer, director and actor working in indie film and TV and the daughter of Iranian parents. Her breakout feature Appropriate Behavior (in which she also stars) premiered at Sundance and is a queer cult classic. Her second feature The Miseducation of Cameron Post, won the Grand Jury Prize Dramatic at Sundance. Her TV series The Bisexual which she created, wrote, directed and starred in, was made for Channel 4 in 2018 (and currently screening on Stan in Australia). She has also acted in a number of other works including Lena Dunham’s Girls in a role Lena wrote for her.

Desiree will be joined by her friend and peer, Adelaide based Sophie Hyde, director of feature films Animals and 52 Tuesdays and creator of TV series’ F*king Adelaide and The Hunting, for some drinks and insights into international filmmaking.

Appropriate Conversation with Desiree Akhavan & Sophie Hyde

Date: Friday 20 March, 2020
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Sparkke at The Whitmore (upstairs), 317 Morphett Street, Adelaide.
Cost: Free, but registrations are essential

Drinks will be available, and the balcony is open after the presentation for more merriment.

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