Kristina Ceyton produced the critically acclaimed and award-winning psychological thriller THE BABADOOK that premiered in the ‘Park City at Midnight’ section at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. The film went on to win many Best Film and Best Actress Awards, including the 2015 AACTA award for Best Film (shared with THE WATER DIVINER), as well as the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film, and receiving a British Independent Film Awards Nomination. Other producing credits include award-winning shorts SMALL BOXES (2006) and THE GROUND BENEATH (2008). Both films have received great international success, winning over 40 awards collectively. THE GROUND BENEATH was short-listed for nomination for the 2010 Academy Awards as Best Live Action Short. Kristina is in post-production on Jennifer Kent’s highly anticipated second feature THE NIGHTINGALE, co-produced by Bruna Papandrea (BIG LITTLE LIES, GONE GIRL) and Steve Hutensky (2:22). Her company, Causeway Films with producing partner Samantha Jennings, was awarded two business grants from Screen Australia, the 2014/15 Feature Enterprise grant, and the 2016/17 Gender Matters Brilliant Careers fund supporting women in film, as well as being first project recipient of the Gender Matters: Better Deals fund for THE NIGHTINGALE supporting marketing and distribution of female-driven productions. Causeway is currently completing CARGO starring Martin Freeman, Australia’s first Netflix Original feature film, and has just financed BUOYANCY by Rodd Rathjen with international partners Charades and Echo Studio.
The Business of Women in Showbusiness Rachel Griffiths, Kristina Ceyton, Rosie Lourde and Joanna Werner join Screen Australia’s Senior Development Manager, Nerida Moore, to discuss the experiences, challenges and opportunities presented by female-driven stories in the marketplace, and to explore the question: does gender matter? Speakers: Rachel Griffiths – Actress Kristina Ceyton – Producer Rosie Lourde […]