FYSH All ages
South Australian Premiere
FYSH is the story of an old man at the edge of life who has forgotten the feeling of joy and lost the ability to be happy. Through a bizarre occurrence he is forced on a journey to rediscover what it is to live.
Director Billie Pleffer | Producer Rita Walsh | Screenwriter Billie Pleffer | Cinematographer Jeremy Rouse | Editor Mat Evans | Composer Michael Yezerski | Cast Ronald Falk
Billie is an award winning Directing Graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Her graduate short film BINO, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, winning two awards. BINO went on to be nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the AACTA / AFI awards, Best Student Director at the Australian Director's Guild and screened at premium festivals nationally and internationally. Billie’s second short BABY BABY funded by the Screen NSW Emerging Filmmaker Fund, won the 2014 Australian Writer's Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Short Film, Best Cinematography at the St Kilda Film Festival and was the Flickerfest Opening Night film.
Billie has just finished her latest short FYSH, funded by the Screen Australia Hot Shots initiative, where she was mentored by Garth Davis (Lion, Top Of The Lake).
In 2015 Billie completed a Screen Australia funded Director's Attachment with Glendyn Ivin (Puberty Blues, The Last Ride) on the mini series The Beautiful Lie, produced by Endemol and Southern Star for ABC TV.
In 2016 Billie was selected from over 200 applicants Australia wide to participate in a writers room with UK writer and Skins creator Bryan Elsley and Everycloud producers Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger. Out of the 6 emerging writers selected, Billie won the series pitch and has gone on to develop and write a 5 x 15 minute episodic multiplatform series for Everycloud, which she is set to direct later this year.