Return to roots for directing debut
IF director Marion Pilwosky had never spent 20 years working overseas then returned home to Adelaide, her film The Flip Side would not have existed.
The industry veteran has six short film writing/directing credits and was executive producer on feature films such as Erskineville Kings, Being Julia and Little Fish.
The Flip Side marks her feature film directorial debut and she made it in and around her hometown.
The story is about struggling Adelaide restaurateur Ronnie (Emily Taheny) reigniting a spark with her ex-boyfriend and British movie star Henry (Eddie Izzard) when he returns Little Miss Sunshine, Manhattan, Sideways and About Schmidt, which are rooted in place.
“This is rooted in Adelaide and South Australia; it is very specific and I could not have done the film without the location.”
Despite working on several projects as a producer, she knew directing was her true calling.
“My father wrote a short story in the 1960s which I adapted into The Ride, which was shot in the UK and backed by the BBC,” she said.
“The moment I started directing I had an epiphany: ‘this is what I want to do the rest of my life’.”
The Flip Side August 30. is in cinemas