23 May 2018 | BY Shelley Lee - @ShelleyLee_
Women and girls to keep an eye on in the industry
FIERCE Focus Fems, nominated by Jenny Cooney :
BRUNA PAPENDREA – Producer (Big Little Lies, Gone Girl)
“Bruna is someone I’ve known for years. I’m so excited for her and she’s done it with pure willpower… Now she’s one of the top producers in Hollywood, she’s got a list a mile long of things people are clamouring to work with her on.”
ELIZA SCANLEN – actor (Home and Away, Sharp Objects)
The former Home and Away actor is playing Amy Adams’ 13-year-old half-sister Amma in HBO series Sharp Objects. (Airing on showcase on FOXTEL from July) The show is based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).
“She just has come out of the blue, I’ve seen the first few episodes [of Sharp Objects] and she is just amazing. She is on her way immediately now. You’ll be hearing a lot from her”
ANGOURIE RICE – actor (The Nice Guys, The Beguiled, Ladies in Black)
Angourie will soon appear in director Bruce Beresford’s Australian film Ladies in Black, internationally she’s known for The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe, and then The Beguiled alongside Nicole Kidman.
“As a schoolgirl in Perth she would go to the university and look at open casting calls for student films. That’s how she got a role in the student film that was turned into the feature These Final Hours. It went to the Cannes film festival, and from there she got an agent. She’s 18 and has just finished her final year of high school in Melbourne.”