Not only did we do this fantastic interview for Santa Barbara Independent, but THAT’S NOT ME was also flagged as one of their Must See Picks of the festival!
Big thanks to the lovely folk at Cinema Australia for the shoutout, and their continued support of indie Australian films like ours in general!
Alice Foulcher is an Australian actor and writer. She frequently collaborates with her husband, director and co-writer Gregory Erdstein – whom she met while studying at the esteemed Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film and Television in 2008. Their short films have screened at multiple film festivals internationally – most notably their TROPFEST short film A BIT RICH (2014), the critically lauded PICKING UP AT AUSCHWITZ (2012), and PARIS SYNDROME (2016). As writer and director, Foulcher’s own short films have screened at major film festivals in Australia and internationally.
THAT’S NOT ME is Alice’s feature film debut as both an actor and writer.
Isabel Lucas is a celebrated Australian actor best known for her roles in TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (2009), DAYBREAKERS (2009), THE PACIFIC (2010), IMMORTALS (2011), RED DAWN (2012) and HOME AND AWAY (2003–2006).
Isabel is also a prominent environmental activist and has appeared in several documentaries including THE COVE (2009).
Richard Davies is an Australian actor and writer best known for his roles in popular Australian television series OFFSPRING and THE SADDLE CLUB, as well as the 2015 smash hit film ODDBALL. In 2010, he wrote, produced and starred in the short film WHEN THE WIND CHANGES, which won multiple awards at film festivals across Australia. He has most recently starred as the title character in the web-series BRUCE directed by Tony Rogers (WILFRED).
Belinda Misevski completed a Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Acting from the University of Southern Queensland in 2009. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Exhibit A:Theatre and in 2016 produced the short film BRIDGE which had its world premiere at Palm Springs Shorts Fest 2016. Her screen credits include several shorts including TWO DEVILS, A BIT RICH, and NBC Universal’s CHILDHOOD’S END.
Rowan Davie is an actor and emerging playwright based in Sydney, Australia. He has a degree in Performance from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, and trained with renowned acting teacher Larry Moss, and with SITI Company in New York. In 2014 he was a touring member of the Bell Shakespeare Players. Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Tenerife IFF, LIFE THROUGH A LENS (short). Writing: His first play INFINITY TASTER, workshopped with the 2015 Bell Shakespeare Players, premiered at The Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney.
Gregory Erdstein is an award-winning filmmaker and Masters graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film and Television.
Gregory has written and directed several short films which have screened at film festivals internationally – most notably TWO DEVILS (Melbourne International Film Festival 2014), A BIT RICH (TROPFEST 2014) and the critically-acclaimed PICKING UP AT AUSCHWITZ (St Kilda Film Festival 2012 Best Comedy nominee and SBS TV Shorts on Screen).
In 2014 Erdstein and his wife and long-time collaborator, Alice Foulcher were granted an eight-month residency in Paris at the prestigious Cité des Arts Internationale, where they co-wrote the script for THAT’S NOT ME.
THAT’S NOT ME is Erdstein’s debut feature film as director.
Both Anna Kojevnikov and Sally Storey are graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film & TV (Producing, 2009). In 2015 they formed the production company STOREY KIDS. Over the past year, the duo have not only produced their debut feature, THAT’S NOT ME, but also the Screen Australia Hot Shots funded short film A TERRIBLE BEAUTY (premiering at MIFF 2016). They were recently awarded funding under the Screen Australia Gender Matters initiative.
Independently, Anna has produced several award-winning short films, most notably Ariel Kleiman’s critically acclaimed DEEPER THAN YESTERDAY (2010 Cannes Critics Week & 2011 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize Winner). She was also granted funding by Open Channel and Screen Australia RAW Nerve for Corrie Chen’s BRUCE LEE PLAYED BADMINTON TOO. In 2012 Anna was one of five filmmakers from Australia selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus.
Sally has several years of experience working as a content producer, production manager and coordinator, spanning across augmented reality mobile content, documentary, film and television. Sally has worked in Australia, NYC and across the UK with her work screened on SBS Television, UKTV, National Geographic, BBC Knowledge, BBC America, Channel 7 and Discovery Channel. Sally’s short films have screened at several film festivals both domestically and internationally.
Shelley Farthing-Dawe is one of Australia’s brightest young talents in cinematography. He has shot numerous award winning short films that have screened at festivals in Australia and around the world.
A highly sought-after commercials cinematographer both locally and overseas, Shelley’s highlights include 2016’s 100% Pure New Zealand tourism campaign starring James Cameron and the official promo for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
His first feature film PAWNO premiered at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival and in 2016 was nominated for 6 AACTA (Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts) awards.
Sally Addinsall is an emerging Production Designer and a rising art department talent in the feature film world. She works in both Sydney and Melbourne and has worked under some of Australia’s leading production designers; including Melinda Doring, Roger Ford and Chris Kennedy.
A graduate of Australian Film Television and Radio School, where she was awarded Best Student Production design, Sally has worked on several major Australian productions such as TOP OF THE LAKE, STRANGERLAND, THE BAZURA PROJECT and BERLIN SYNDROME (selected for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival).
She has also production designed numerous award winning short films, television commercials, fashion films and music clips with several established and emerging directors.
Andrew S. Gilbert has appeared in over twenty Australian feature films. He has received AFI nominations for his work as best supporting actor in MULLET and PAPERBACK HERO, along with nominations for KISS OR KILL and PAPERBACK HERO from the Film Critics Circle Australia Awards. He won the 1997 AFI Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for KISS OR KILL and in 2001 the Film Critics Circle Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor in MULLET. Andrew has appeared in some of Australia’s most recognised television series, including Series 3 and 4 of ‘ROUND THE TWIST as Tony Twist and BED OF ROSES (Series 1, 2 and 3).
Andrew has worked on stage all over Australia specialising in the development and production of new Australian plays. He has appeared in world premier theatre productions at the Sydney and Melbourne Festivals and devised, directed and performed for the Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festivals.
For the past three years he has worked as a lecturer in Australian film, at a graduate and postgraduate level, for Boston University’s Sydney program.
Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Catherine has enjoyed guest roles on NEIGHBOURS, BLUE HEELERS, MDA, FLYING DOCTORS and EMBASSY. She has appeared in films including, WITCH HUNT, MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX, the independent feature film JOHNNY GHOST and more recently BLINDER.
As a theatre director she has directed the national tours of Elizabeth Coleman’s SECRET BRIDESMAID’S BUSINESS and IT’S MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO), MAX GILLIES LIVE AT THE REPUBLIC CLUB and AN EVENING WITH RICHARD FRANKLAND for the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She is a recipient of the Ewa Czajor Award for female directors and the Peter Summerton Award for directing. Catherine has a passion for new writing and Australian stories (especially funny ones) and she loved working on THAT’S NOT ME!
Lloyd Allison-Young is an actor and musician from Canberra, Australia. He is a graduate of l’Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Paris (2013 – 2015) and The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York (2010 – 2013). Screen credits also include Erdstein and Foulcher’s short film PARIS SYNDROME, and Australian productions such as the critically lauded THE BLACK BALLOON, TV’s ALL SAINTS, and THE STRIP.
As a musician, Lloyd performs in the band the THE EVERLY ILLS. Their music has been released in Paris and New York through his own Flowershop Tapes label, and is preparing a new album for launch in 2017. Several songs by THE EVERLY ILLS are featured on the soundtrack for THAT’S NOT ME.
Ariel Shaw is an ASE Award-winning editor based in Melbourne, Australia. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film and Television, Ariel has edited a number of award-winning short films and music videos including Courtney Barnett‘s Depreston and Kim’s Caravan.
An in-demand assistant-editor for network television drama and comedy, THAT’S NOT ME marks Ariel’s debut as a feature film editor.
Stage credits include Jonathan Harker in DRACULA and Valmont in DANGEROUS LIAISONS both for Little Ones Theatre Company; Sandra in DOLORES at The Old Fitz and as a member of The Bell Shakespeare Players Ensemble, Janine performed the roles of Lady Macbeth, Titania, Helena and Tybalt.
Janine was nominated for a Green Room Award for her performance as Mother in TRIANGLE for MKA Theatre, and in 2016 was awarded the inaugural Sandra Bates Award for Directing with the Ensemble Theatre. She has also directed various productions for Bell Shakespeare Players.
Nicholas Pollock is a composer from Melbourne, Australia.
A member of the popular country and blues band Dog With Wheels, Nicholas has musically collaborated for over fifteen years with Gregory Erdstein on several shorts, including the 2014 Tropfest Finalist short A BIT RICH.
Nicholas is also a Theatre Directing graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has directed several short films and acclaimed theatre productions in Melbourne and Sydney.
THAT’S NOT ME is his first feature film as a composer.
Steve Mouzakis is an award winning Australian actor with feature film credits that include WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, DOWNRIVER, and his starring turn in the internationally renowned Netflix hit THE SUICIDE THEORY. Known also for his performances in the short films JOEY and 296 SMITH STREET, he won Best Actor awards at both the St Kilda Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festivals.
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Drama he has also worked with numerous theatre companies throughout Australia and most recently been seen in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (Sydney Theatre Company) and in his Green Room Award winning performance for THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Melbourne Theatre Company).
With an extensive list of TV credits to his name that include THE SLAP (AUS), THE SECRET LIFE OF US, KILLING TIME. In 2017 he will be starring in the upcoming fifth season of the hit US TV show PRISON BREAK.
You might also know him as one of the two blokes wandering around Victoria talking nonsense in the recent Wander Victoria campaign for Visit Victoria.