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She'll Be Right

Madeline Kelly


I was shocked when I read this script for the first time. Statistics that blew my mind but also, sadly, didn’t surprise me. Every woman has a story of inequality, violence or abuse. I saw this film as an opportunity to have a hard conversation but also give women a voice… a voice to say enough is enough. I wanted this film to help bring awareness to one of the biggest human right’s issues of our time and I’m proud of what we created because I think we achieved what we set out to do… and I got to work with an incredible team of female creatives to make it happen.

Focused on telling intimate stories with energy and emotion, Madeline has developed an acute sensitivity to the human experience. By honing in on the core emotions of every story, her authentic visual language brings a unique perspective that is rooted in honesty. Striving to find hope while tackling some of life’s biggest emotions head on, her work spans real, scripted, performance driven and visceral genres and reframes the struggles of the human experience as the common denominator that brings us together. Madeline’s work has been nominated for OneShow, AICP and St Kilda Film Festival Awards. Kelly’s emotionally compelling short film Nineteen won Best Film at Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Sydney QueerFest. Her short films have screened at 20+ prestigious film festivals internationally, most notably Palm Springs International Film Festival and Iris Prize in Cardiff, Wales – the largest prize in the world for LGBTQI+ films.