YOU CAN SAY VAGINA, a feature film written & directed by Mischa Baka and Siobhan Jackson. Starring Lucy Orr, Tom McCathie, Jesse Richards, Josh Price, Liza Dennis, Leah Landau and Jess Devereux.
Siobhan is a screenwriter and director lecturing at the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Art, School of Film & Television. She has recently completed her first feature film, You Can Say Vagina, (collaboratively devised and directed with Mischa Baka). Siobhan’s research and practice examines improvising for the screen, contemporary ‘silent’ cinema, alternative approaches to screenplay and performance generation and collaborative practice.
Mischa Baka is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film & Television. His research examines casual conversation and various therapeutic practices (Yoga, Narrative therapy, Authentic Movement) in an effort to develop a naturalist approach to writing and directing film dialogue. This research has had a particular focus on the analysis of casual conversations’ veiled ability to form and negotiate social contracts between groups and individuals.
Lucy has trained at the Melbourne Actors Lab since 2014 and more recently with Aleksi Vellis at The Film Space. Her most recent screen credits include the SIGNAL and Hunny Bunny Productions collaboration, ‘Julia Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ and Phoebe Van Min’s ‘TRIO’. Her theatre work has included an immersive Othello adaptation, ‘Altar Girl’ created by VCA graduate Hannah Samuel and NIDA MFA (directing) student Alanah Guiry that was performed at Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals. IMDB
A Melbourne based actor and maker, Josh has appeared in productions with Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company.
A core member of The Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, for that company he has appeared in ‘The Dollhouse’, ‘M+M’ (Melbourne Festival) and ‘Menagerie’ (MTC Neon) among others.
He has spent the last two years on and off touring internationally in ‘Complexity of Belonging’ by Falk Richter and Anouk Van Dijk with Chunky Move.
His Television credits include ‘Molly’, ‘Underbelly: Infiltration’, ‘City Homicide’ and web series’ ‘The Greatest Love of All’ and ‘Donnatellegrams’ (ABC I-view)
Writer, Director, DOP, Editor
Jesse is an RMIT and VCA film and television graduate. His interests and awards in film include areas of writing, directing, editing and cinematography. He has been making films since the age of 8 in his primary school years creating terrible star trek parodies that include no humour whatsoever. Ever since he snuck into the lounge room after his parents went to bed just to watch the end of the Oscars after his bed time, he knew he was going to make films until his last day. IMDB
Jessica Devereux was born in Kalgoorlie WA and studied dance at VCA, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Dance ‘04 and 1st class Honours ’08. Jess’ career spans performing, choreography, community engagement, teaching, writing and photography; having developed these areas of her practice at Tracks Dance Co as Animateur ’09-’14. Working closely with Artistic Directors Tim Newth & David McMicken, Jess collaborated on Tracks’ spectacular outdoor performances, ran long-term choreographic development and dance film projects, worked in remote Indigenous community Lajamanu (Milpirri) and taught contemporary dance classes to youth and seniors.
is a Melbourne based dance artist who aligns herself with experimental dance forms, staging and outcomes. She received her formal dance training at Victorian College for the Arts after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Gender and Cultural Studies) at University of Melbourne. Leah most recently presented her work Summer Bone at PACT Dancendents Program in 2015. Summer Bone won Best Dance and Best Experimental Work supported by PACT at Melbourne Fringe 2014. She has also presented her solo work Young Woman Dancing(2013) at La Mama Theatre, Chief Inspector Mermaid at This Is Not Art Festival (Newcastle), and various solo pieces at Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe. Last year she performed in Chloe Chignell’s Towards Transparency (Arts House), collaborated with Lilian Steiner on a new dance, BUNKER (Good Time Studio, Nominated for Green Room Award for Spatial Design), worked with Natalie Abbott’s development LIMITLESS (Culture Lab) and performed in Amy Spier and Catherine Ryan’s No Public Space Only Public Order.
Waterfall Person is a one person keyboard show, combining lyrics about magic and waterfall miracles with cool dance moves. Website