So thrilled to have Walking Shadows Vol. 1 officially selected for Apulia Web Fest in Italy next month! Here’s creator/director, Sally McLean talking about how it was filmed in the Melbourne lockdowns of 2021 with her students at Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia.
From Apulia Web Fest’s official social media:
The writer, director and producer Sally McLean tells us about her webseries WALKING SHADOWS.
In the midst of the continuing global pandemic, the smaller, more personal tragedies and triumphs can be discounted or minimised. This series, set as Melbourne re-emerged from its 6th (and second longest) lockdown due to Covid-19, shines a light on the little things as our city came slowly back to life. From political machinations for personal gain to relationship issues to mental health challenges to the first tentative steps back to a “normal” life and more, through each episode we are observers of human nature rediscovering itself in the backwash of a global crisis – with some finding their voice and others finding the opposite, still in the overwhelm of it all.
In a world where masks were beginning to be removed (for better or ill) and we came together face-to-face for the first time in a long time – this series explores the myriad of domestic and personal challenges our previous isolation caused or caused us to hide from, as seen through the lens of a wide range of Shakespeare characters, using his original words.