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Vanessa Alexander: Magik and Rose, Being Eve, and more...

Interview – 2009

Vanessa Alexander wrote stage plays before turning her hand to writing, directing and producing on-screen. After making quirky feature Magik and Rose, she was invited to produce hit youth series Being Eve, then directed the opening episodes of classic show Outrageous Fortune.

In this ScreenTalk from 2009, Alexander talks about:

  • How extreme persistence and optimism early on in her career got her into the film industry
  • Working with producer Larry Parr on her first feature, Magik and Rose
  • Her outrageous efforts to create hype and ensure good reviews for Magik and Rose via sellout screenings at the NZ International Film Festival
  • Why she thinks producer John Barnett asked her to produce hit teen show Being Eve
  • Directing Outrageous Fortune and why working on the first episode of the series was extremely stressful
  • The difference between working on Outrageous Fortune compared to the 'Underdog' productions like Magik and Rose and Being Eve
This video was first uploaded on 1 May 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview - Clare O'Leary. Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann