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Genevieve Bailey
(Genevieve Alice Bailey)
b.
Ormond, Melbourne, Australia.

BIOGRAPHY:   Genevieve grew up shooting video in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980s. Not many people have seen these films because they are pretty weird, she was only 8.

Regardless of how primitive and eccentric these early works are, they confirm Genevieve's love of capturing moving images from an early age.

Since then Genevieve has been consistently intrigued and excited about film production. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor Of Creative Arts Honours from the VCA, Melbourne University. Her honours year film and thesis focussed on Japanese Masculinity and Culture in the Dance Film.

She has made over 40 films and counting, a number together with Jarrah Gurrie. Genevieve is obsessed with story telling and does so through writing, directing, shooting and editing drama, comedy, documentary and music videos. Genevieve's films have screened internationally at festivals and have picked up over 30 awards to date.

 

Genevieve was named as one of Australia’s ‘Top Film and TV of directors of 2012 in the Encore and Mumbrella Annual. Melbourne Magazine also named her one of “Melbourne’s most influential, inspirational, provocative and creative people for 2011.”

I am Eleven (2011), her first feature documentary, has won awards in Australia, USA, Spain, Brazil and France. I am Eleven was heralded a 'Triumph of Self-Distribution' by The Australian newspaper after a record theatrical release in Australia spanning over 8 months. The film became the highest grossing Australian documentary to be released in the US – playing extended seasons and reaching over 100 cities. I am Eleven was named New York Times Critic's Pick on its opening weekend in US cinemas.

It was produced without any film funding, grants or benefactors. Genevieve gained a reputation for her ambitious, creative and low budget 'DIY' approach to filmmaking and distribution. With a background in short drama and comedy, Genevieve’s focus over the last decade has been primarily been documentary. She founded production company ‘Proud Mother Pictures’ in Melbourne Australia. The company celebrates diversity in storytelling, in subjects and audiences alike.



 
 
Kompis

CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   As well as being enticed by other peoples' true stories through doco making, Genevieve's narrative films have been described as possessing doco flavoured qualities.

It is important for Genevieve to present new and fresh faces on screen.

She strives to work with people from different age groups, experiences, backgrounds, sexualities and cultures.

Despite the warnings she loves working with non-actors, children, and animals.


FILMOGRAPHY:

 
 
Movie We Made

Directed by Genevieve Bailey unless otherwise noted.

Price Check (1999, 9 mins, DV, Comedy)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

crunchfilmmaker (2000, 12 mins, DV, Experimental)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Little Things (2000, 3 mins, 16mm, Experimental Documentary)

Headache (2001, 10 mins, mixed media, Video Installation)

She Loves You (2001, 5 mins, DV, Comedy)

Break (2001, 17 mins, DV, Comedy)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

 
 
A lete de la Saint Martin '68

The Dogs Will Sing (2002, 7 mins, DV, Comedy)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Dansu Kurabu (Dance Club) (2002, 17 mins, DV, Japanese Comedy with English Subtitles)

From Bombay to Broken Hill (2002, 10 mins, DV, Documentary)

Parklife: A Dogumentary (2003, 9 mins, DV, Documentary)

The Belljar by The Hampdens (2003, 3.5 mins, DV, Music Video)

Pumpkin and Lilly (2003, 7 mins, DV, Comedy)

The Hype by The Hampdens (2004, 3.5 mins, DV, Music Video)

 
 
Bright Lights

Indi (2004, 10 mins, DV, Drama)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Bright Lights (2004, 7 mins, DV, Drama)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Mums Talk About Planes, Marriage, Asylum and Pop Music (2004, 2 mins, DV, Documentary)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Pier Boys (2004, 26 mins, DV, Documentary)

Symmetry (2004, 5 mins, Mini DV, Documentary)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Webster Say (2005, 15 mins, DigiBeta, Comedy)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

 
 
Movie We Made

From Here (2005, 7 mins, DV, Drama)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

One More Sleep (2005, 7mins, DV, Drama)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

The Mattress (2005, 7 mins, 1 Episode of Feature Length project Little Deaths, HD, Drama/Comedy)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Inside Outside - The Rumours (2005, 4 mins, HD, Music video)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Cesky Den (2005, 9 mins, DV, Drama)

 
 
I am Eleven

Stop Signs - Oklahomo Trio (2005, 4 mins, DV, Music Video)

Never Alone - Winterpark (2005, 4 mins, DV, Music Video)

Lemon Ani (2006, 8 mins, DV, Drama)

Heart and Soul - J Hawk (2006, 4 mins, DigiBeta, Music Video)

Tip Toe (2006, 15 mins, DigiBeta, Drama)

Posh - Alice Sings the Petterson Songbook (2006, 3 mins, HD, Music Video)

Kompis (2006, 7 mins, DV, Documentary, Swedish language, English subtitles)

Too Loud To Try - Arms and The Boy (2006, 4 mins, DV, Music Video)

Last Time I Cried (2007, 10 mins, Digital SLR, Documentary)

 

Army of the Soldier Crabs - Simon Moore (2007, 4 mins, DV, Music Video)

Movie We Made - Nick Huggins (2007, 4 mins, Digital SLR, Music Video)

Where Does Life Go? - Eva Popov (2007, 4 mins, DV, Music Video)

Motion Sickness - Oklahomo Trio (2007, 3 mins, DV, Music Video)

A lete de la Saint Martin '68 - Miou Miou (2007, 3 mins, HD, Music Video)

The New Song - Peggy Sue and the Pirates (2007, 3 mins, DV, Music Video)

Coming Out, to the Country (2008, 8 mins, DV, Documentary)

The Year I Got Younger (2008, 9 mins, HD, Documentary)

l Am Eleven (2011, Feature, HD, Documentary)

Cobbers (2013, Short, HD, Documentary)

The Funny Ones (2017, HD, Documentary)

I Wish You A Speedy Crisis (2017, HD, Documentary)

Happy Sad Man (In production, 2018, HD, Documentary)

I am Eleven TRAILER (2011)
The Hype by The Hampdens (2004, 3.5 mins)


AWARDS

 
 
Headache

l Am Eleven has won awards in the USA, Australia, Brazil, France and Spain. Some of these include

• Outstanding Documentary Award – Newport Beach Film Festival USA
• Audience Award – Sao Paulo International Film Festival Brazil
• People's Choice Award – Melbourne International Film Festival Australia
• Best Documentary of the Year – IF Awards Australia
• Audience Award – European Independent Film Festival France
• Best Documentary of The Year Nominee – Film Critics Circle of Australia
• Independent Spirit Award Nominee – IF Awards Australia
• Best Documentary nominee – Seminci Valladolid Film Festival in Spain.


TRIPLE J RADIO Young Filmmakers of the Month, April 2004


One More Sleep

The Shootout Geelong 2005 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Art Direction


Webster Say

In the Realm of the Senses - 2nd Prize March 19 2005


Indi

 
 
Indi

Winner 6 Awards 15/15 Film Festival
Best Film, Best Directors, Best Story/Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Actress - Kristina Lesjak.
Nominated for Best Drama, Best Sound//Score

International Tour includes festivals in San Sebastian, London, Jakarta, Edinburgh.

National Tour
Cancer Council Daffodil Arts Awards
High Commendation, 2nd Prize

Finalist Open Channel, Love Your Work 2004

Finalist, Harvest Film Festival


Bright Lights

 
 
Symmetry

Winner 4 Awards Geelong Shootout 2004
Best Film, Best Directors, Best Cinematography, Best Actor - Elijah Sejean

Queerscreen, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival 2005
Development Award

Reel life Film Festival, Sydney 2004
Best Cinematography Award
Melbourne Audience Choice Award

Open Channel, Love Your Work 5th Prize 2004

Screened in Competition, St.Kilda Film Festival 2004


 
 
One More Sleep

Mums Talk About Planes, Marriage, Asylum and Pop Music

Finalist 2004 Youthweek ShootIt Competition


White Soap

Finalist 2004 Youthweek ShootIt Competition

Finalist UFilm Festival, Melbourne University 2001


Pier Boys

Finalist 2004 Youthweek ShootIt Competition.


 
 
The Hype

Parklife: A Dogumentary

Best Editor, Best Documentary 15/15 Film Festival 2003


From Bombay to Broken Hill

2nd Prize UFilm Festival, Melbourne University 2003


Funky Feedback (Music Video)

Finalist 2003 New Zealand Fringe Film Festival, Music Video Awards


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 
 
I am Eleven

I AM ELEVEN critiques:

"Why 11? The age was chosen because it is a transition point between childhood and a more grown-up world, and Ms. Bailey captures this beautifully." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"#1 of the seven best kids’ movies in theaters this fall.” - TIME OUT NY

"You'll like this if you liked Spellbound, Mad Hot Ballroom, To Be and To Have, 7 Up Series..." - WEST AUSTRALIAN

“An inspiring and candid look at that magical moment between childhood and adolescence and a glimpse into the future.” - TODAY

"Bailey's skill as an interviewer and filmmaker sparkles; a ticket to I AM ELEVEN will be a ticket to the first major documentary of a filmmaking name of the future." - FILM INK


EARLY CAREER:

"Filmmakers top second Festival" - Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 29/03/04

"Hollywood Magic on Geelong Streets" - Geelong Advertiser, Monday 12/04/04

"Pooling Power on Shorts Circuit" - MX, Friday 21/05/04

"Sitting in the morning sun, sittin' when the evening come" - Human Services News - June 2004

"Lights Camera Stopwatch" - GT Magazine, Saturday March 19/03/05

"Shootout Special" - Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 23/03/05


© Genevieve Bailey December 2017

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