Meadow is dedicated to working with passionate producers, creative thinkers and kick-ass talent – to us there is no other way. In this Bright Lights Blog Series we showcase some of the incredible and disruptively brilliant individuals, who we are collaborating with this year. Emerging as they should, as rising stars of their craft…
Australian actress, Taya Calder-Mason, looks set to make a mark on the film industry with her short film Fight Like a Woman, tackling the hot and controversial topic of gender equality, told through the story of a mixed gender boxing match.
“Society is moving forwards every day and the gap between genders is becoming smaller and smaller, still nothing has really changed in the boxing industry. I’ve been boxing at my local gym for 3 years so it’s a real dream to join forces with my two passions and share my views with the world.”
Fight Like a Woman is slated to start production in her hometown of Newcastle this month, on which, she will tackle the challenge of both directing and starring in the film. With plans to hit the festival circuit next year, this film will undeniably pack a punch both here and abroad.
Acting roles have been flowing consistently for Taya since landing a key role in Australian horror Beast No More (due to be released in 2018), allowing a pathway to expand her talents across other arms of the industry.
“It’s such a joy to be able to incorporate so many of my female friends” actress Kate Hardy (Syd2320, Chapter One: Book Club) will be assistant director and Lucy Woolfman (Gods of Egypt, Deadly Women, Skinford) will be the SFX makeup artist.”
“Hopefully due to the theme of the film being relevant in today’s society the market will really get behind it. Also, due to its running time (5-6minutes) I’m hopeful it will gain some online attention.”
Keep up to date with Taya and the film on Instagram @tayacaldermason
Image: Darren Eastes