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Mrs. McCutcheon di John Sheedy (Australia, 2017, 17’) v.o. inglese, sott. Italiano

Tom, un ragazzino di dieci anni, è nato nel corpo sbagliato,Ora, dopo il terzo cambio  di scuola Tom ha ancora più difficoltà nel sentirsi a casa e nell’essere accettato dai suoi nuovi compagni di classe ma un nuovo amico e il ballo scolastico rivoluzioneranno tutto.

Biografia del regista
John Sheedy è un regista teatrale australiano pluripremiato e i suoi lavori sono stati rappresentati più volte in tutta l’Australia. Nel 1998, John ha conseguito la laurea in arte teatrale alla National Drama School di Melbourne dopodiché ha preso la laurea magistrale in belle arti presso il National Institute of Dramatic Arts nel 2002. Nella sua carriera, ha diretto produzioni teatrali messe in scena a Belvoir Street, Bell Shakespeare, Parramatta Riverside, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin e all’Opera Australia. Mrs McCutcheon è il suo film di esordio.

Mrs McCutcheonby John Sheedy (Australia, 2017), 17’, v.o. english, sub. Italian

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant. Now at his third school, Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – except for Trevor, a tough little charmer who also suffers prejudice due to his Aboriginal heritage. With the school dance only days away Tom is thrust on a journey of self-discovery and sacrifices in a quest to find his place in the world. Be prepared for a courageous ending that might just revolutionize the school dances forever!

Director Biography
John Sheedy is a multi-award winning Australian Director whose work has been staged extensively throughout Australia. In 1998, John completed his Bachelor of Dramatic Art at the National Drama School in Melbourne before completing his Masters of Fine Arts (Directing) at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2002. In August 2010 John became the Artistic Director at Barking Gecko Theatre Company, delivering his final season for the company in 2015. Throughout his career, John has directed productions for Belvoir Street, Bell Shakespeare, Parramatta Riverside, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin and Opera Australia. John’s work has been recognized with multiple nominations for Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards.Some examples of his work include the adaptation of Shaun Tan’s children’s book The Red Treethat premiered in 2011 and produced again for the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival. Also produced for the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival was Susie Miller’s Driving Into Walls. In 2013 John directed Hamlet, Storm Boyand adapted and directed Wolf Erlbruch’s children’s book Duck, Death and The Tulipfor the Perth International Arts Festival. Storm Boy, a co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company, was nominated for Best Presentation for Children at the 2013 Helpmann Awards and Sydney Theatre Awards. In 2014 John directed Onefivezeroseven, the sequel to Driving Into Wallsas part of the Perth International Arts Festival. His adaptation of Craig Silvey’s best-selling novel Jasper Jonesalso premiered in August 2014 to a sellout season and great critical acclaim. In 2015, John adapted and directed The Rabbitsfrom the novel by John Marsden and Shaun Tan, presented at the 2015 Perth International Arts Festival and 2015 Melbourne Festival. The Rabbitswas the winner of four 2015 Helpmann Awards – Best Presentation for Children, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best New Australian Work. John is the current CEO and Creative Director of Theatre Works, a hub for independent theatre in the heart of St Kilda, Melbourne. Mrs. McCutcheonis his debut in film.