Emma Freeman and Leanne Tonkes gear up for female-driven drama ‘The Circus’
Growing up in a remote town in South Australia in the 1950s, Emma Freeman’s mother often heard the circus troupe which camped in fields nearby. Fascinated by this unusual group of people, like many young girls she contemplated running away and joining the circus, but did not do so. That became the inspiration for The Circus, a passion project for writer-director Freeman, which she is developing with her long-time collaborator, producer Leanne Tonkes.It’s among six Australian
Australian and international creative teams named for inaugural Attagirl feature lab.
Six Australian projects and one from New Zealand are among 13 from around the world selected for the lab designed and run by For Film’s Sake (FFS), financially supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business and Ideas funding program and other Australian and international screen agencies. https://www.if.com.au/australian-and-international-creative-teams-named-for-inaugural-attagirl-feature-lab/?fbclid=IwAR2txDJ8iHvfVVhLv5lps_oHoq1PVhuxXmQcM7nx8ZRUgQw6flrWZahuep8