Mrs Burswood, struggling to care for her dementia affected husband, answers a newspaper advertisement regarding a tailor made dress. In a city hotel, she meets two travelling tailors from Bengal who over the course of series of meetings and fittings, make Mrs Burswood realize that life is far more textured and rich than she ever thought possible. The result is a decision that will change the course of her life and those of her immediate family.
WINNER OF THE MONTE MILLER PRIZE 2018
STATUS: SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT
Megan Simpson Huberman
DEVELOPED WITH THE SUPPORT OF SCRIPTED INK
AND THE AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' GUILD
Writers Arky Michael & Kym Vercoe
Arky Michael’s acting career includes television, stage and film – spanning three and a half decades. For the stage, he has been co-writer/devisor for several independent theatre companies including Kantanka and version 1.0, with whom he collaborated on the Helpmann Award winning This Kind of Ruckus (2010). For the screen Arky has written several internationally and nationally screened short films, most notably Luke Eve’s Australian Summer, which won Best Film at Tropfest (2005).
Over the past two decades, Kym has worked as a performer/devisor/director and writer for a number of Australia’s leading independent theatre companies, including Kantanka and version 1.0. Her work with version 1.0 includes the Helpmann Award winning This Kind of Ruckus, the Drover Award-winning Deeply Offensive and Utterly Untrue, and the Peace Trust Award winning Seven Kilometres North-East.
In 2012 Kym (writer/lead actor) adapted the play into a feature film with Berlinale Golden Bear Award winning Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić. For Those Who Can Tell No Tales, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2013, and has screened at over 50 festivals across the world, including the 2014 Sydney Film Festival.