Jungleboys signs director Alethea Jones

Alethea Jones.jpgSydney-based production company Jungleboys has announced the signing of award-winning director Alethea Jones who joins the roster off the back of a string of award wins.

Crowned last year's Tropfest winner for short film 'Lemonade Stand', Jones - who has recently created the Tropfest 2013 trailer - enjoyed equal success in 2012 with the film 'Dave's Dead'. The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival picking up nominations for best short and best director.

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Her 2011 hit 'When the Wind Changes' was also well received by audiences worldwide collecting a swag of awards including: Best Short Film at the IF Awards along with a People's Choice Award at Flickerfest and St Kilda Film Festival, where it also won Best Comedy. Jones also recently notched up her first broadcast credit as the writer/director of the ABC documentary 'Tissue'.

Says Jones, director, choreographer and actor: "I'm beyond pumped to be with Jungleboys; not only are our senses of humour and appreciation of entertainment aligned but they have a ping pong table."

With a degree in both film from VCA and acting from USQ, Jones is a big believer that her weaknesses in life are her strengths in films.

Says Jones: "An overly active imagination sees that I never enjoy ocean swims but does guarantee my film products are extremely creative."

Jungleboys executive producer Jason Burrows happily acknowledges Jones' quirky storytelling ability.

Says Burrows: "We're thrilled to have Alethea on board. She is very well respected by a lot of our favourite comic actors. Her work always has a unique and brilliant look and she is one of the funniest directors I've met."

Mostly, director Jones loves thinking up new and strange ways to make people laugh (in film and in life).


Sid said:

I believe Tropfest started with good intentions

But now around the world there is an endless juggernaut of film festivals. One has to ask how 700 x entry fees at $ 40 for the privilege of making a commissioned work for a festival benefits the film maker. In paying their fee film makers consume thousands of dollars in value of labour and equipment use just for an empty promise. On top of that you sign away up all your rights to the organisers. How crazy is that?

In some festivals there is no transparency in the judging process There is no assurance that the film has even been viewed. In the US there is a class action against Sundance. It is alleged that there is not even enough physical time available for the judges to look through entries.
Just look critically at Withoutabox once you start using it you get very cynical of the whole scene.. Some film festivals have lost their way and just seem to be about their own self promotion.

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