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 An internationally recognised and award winning screenwriter, Hermione Flavia moved to London from Australia in 2009, after receiving a rare scholarship to study film making at the famous Met Film School at Ealing Studios. An entrepreneurial spirit, she has worked in the film industry in a variety of roles over the years, but has cemented herself a writer and director to watch.

Her informed view of films and filmmaking has come from over 4.5 years of academia. Initially completing her Bachelor of Arts in Drama at the University of New England, she undertook a postgraduate study in film obtaining a Graduate Certificate, and then went on to study filmmaking courses at Australia’s famous National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where Cate Blanchett is an alumni. At this point, she applied to study film in Europe and began her international career.

Having worked on over 25 films, she has been commissioned to write screenplays, and writes as a freelancer for such websites as We Make Movies At Weekends, which reviews all the latest releases and has all the latest news and interviews, including great podcasts. She has also worked for Screen Jabber, Film Doctor and Whirligig Cinema, interviewing people as diverse as Roger Corman, Oscar winning makeup artist Morag Ross and cinematographer Rob Hardy. 

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Some of our favourite awards and mentions include:

RISING STAR AWARD, Canada International Film Festival, 2013 for The Air I Breathe.
OFFICIAL FINALIST, World Series of Screenwriting, Hollywood, 2013, for Sandrine.
HONORABLE MENTION, Table Read My Screenplay, USA, 2013 for The Air I Breathe.
QUARTER FINALIST, Richmond International Film Festival, Virginia, 2014.
ROUND 2: TOP 80, Screenplay Competition, Cinequest Film Festival, California, 2014 for A Pinch Of Spice.

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21 thoughts on “About”

    1. Well, I’d say definitely try to get experience. I did some short courses at NIDA, but I needed the practical experience that I got over here in the UK from Film School. It was in valuable. But to start: think about doing a script reading course, because then you can earn money working in the industry and learning how it works while also reading scripts and learning about that side of thing. Also, find out what film competitions have a script section (most of them do) and start entering them.
      I know you kind of have to have a degree, but in the industry, it’s actually experience that’s respected the most.
      Also, think about getting yourself (if you’re not already) onto IMDB or get a pro account, so people can find you, and you can contact production companies.

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      1. Yeah I’ve looked into the short courses at NIDA, the next intake for screenwriting is at the end of April so if I’m still not doing anything by then I’ll be sure to sign up. Is that the kind of “script reading course” you’re talking about?

        The best thing about where I went for my degree was that from the start they valued experience over everything. I think I need to mainly expand who I know, I knew that I could never really rely on my degree to get me anywhere. I’ve been making my own short films and writing my review blog refining my craft through that but nothing’s shown any fruit yet career wise, still a long way to go yet.

        Thanks for the advice

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      2. Script reading is a short course, they didn’t cover it in your degree? You might be able to contact an old lecturer and ask them for more advice, but it gets you reading scripts for production companies & writing reports on them. It’s a good little in for script writers.
        I personally think having a degree is a great thing, it’s a solid grounding, but I think it’s not helpful for people hiring you, if you get me.
        Keep doing what you’re doing, it’ll start to happen. And please keep in touch & ask anything you want. I’m happy to help you out or point you in the right direction if I can. ❤️

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      3. For 3 months l worked in the sales division of Panavision (film gear rentals) filling in for someone on leave. I just got offered a job to work there in a different role which focuses on the gear side of things. Panavision is the only real industry connection I have and I’m not sure of I want the job or not because it will probably be a 2 year contract. It’s also a long commute, so I’d be able write on the train, and I’d have access to Panavision gear for free for when scripts are ready.
        Kind of a crossroads decision.

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