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Following a tough few years for the arts community, emerging Sydney filmmakers, Rowan Devereux and Sophie Saville are proud to announce that their latest work and first feature film, ‘Evicted! A Modern Romance’ will be premiering at Sydney Film Festival in June.

The feature debut of regular collaborators Rowan Devereux and Sophie Saville, starring Amanda Maple Brown, Will Suen, Rose Haining and Clare Cavanagh, EVICTED! A MODERN ROMANCE casts an amusing, yet critical, millennial eye over the job and housing market.

Devereux and Saville used the first lockdown in 2020 to begin development and pre-production on the feature film. The film was fully financed through private investment and a crowd-funding campaign using the Australian Cultural Fund, at the end of 2020. Filming began in early 2021 while COVID restrictions were in full swing. This is a truly Sydney centric, homegrown film, with everything shot in and around the city’s inner west and all cast and crew sourced from the vibrant Sydney filmmaking community.

The film follows four housemates on the verge of eviction, as they trawl Sydney’s fraught rental market in search of a new place to call home. With an impending eviction hanging over their heads, freshly unemployed Maggie, gig-economy worker Will, and feuding couple Isabelle and May embark on a seemingly futile hunt for an affordable share house. Along the way they encounter kitchen toilets, one-way attics, and an alleged haunted house. As Will forms an unlikely friendship with a war veteran, Isabelle hits it off with her local barista, and endless mishaps, coincidences and hook-ups gone wrong abound.

The film will be showing at Sydney Film Festival on the 16th and 18th of June 2022, for full details including the trailer visit:






Sydney Film Festival is thrilled to announce Australian documentary Burning as the first ever recipient of the Sustainable Future Award!

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side, SFF 2018), Burning takes an unflinching look at Australia’s catastrophic ‘Black Summer’ bushfires – as well as our nation’s woeful record on climate change action.

The Sustainable Future Award recognises a narrative or documentary film of any length that deepens our knowledge and awareness of the impact of the global climate emergency. Eight outstanding films from around the world were nominated for the Award.

Orner receives a $10,000 cash prize, made possible by a syndicate of passionate climate activists led by Award sponsor, Amanda Maple-Brown.

“There couldn’t be a more pertinent first winner of the inaugural Sustainable Future Award. Burning is sure to elicit a powerful response from audiences at the Festival.”

– Nashen Moodley, Sydney Film Festival Director

Burning  will be screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.