From the makers of the award-winning web series,
A new project from the Republic universe … Eight Shakespeare characters. Five different plays. One Café. This is Speaking Daggers.
A Shakespeare film by Sally McLean for Independent Schools Victoria in conjunction with Incognita Enterprises for the 2017 Arts Learning Festival, starring Michala Banas, Nadine Garner, Christopher Kirby, Scott Major, Sally McLean, Faran Martin, Jaron Natoli and Billy Smedley.
SPEAKING DAGGERS OFFICIALLY SELECTED FOR FLORENCE FILM AWARDS IN ITALY!
We are delighted to announce that Speaking Daggers has been officially selected for the 2019 Florence Film Awards in Florence, Italy!
The film has now been officially selected for 23 festivals around the world. To date the film has won three awards – Best Short Film at the 2017 Peak City International Film Festival in the USA, Best Short Film at the 2018 Berlin International Cinefest in Germany and the Rising Star Award at the 2018 Germany International Film Festival in Munich. The film also received a “Highly Commended” Finalist nod from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Shakespeare Film Festival in the UK in 2017, as awarded by Jury President, Sir Kenneth Branagh (which also marked Speaking Daggers’ film festival premiere).
To find out more about where the film has screened, check out our Screenings page HERE.
“Famed for their work producing “bite-sized” Shakespeare, the team behind Speaking Daggers showcases the crème of Aussie talent.”
“… it’s lucky film and theatre aficionado Sally McLean has a passion for the Bard’s work … Speaking Daggers shows the best of Shakespeare.”
“… a fantastic introduction to Australian theatrical output as tool-for-education … Speaking Daggers was a shining example.”