Receiving pre-production sound editing and sound mixing.
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(July 2019)


About the film: Isabel wants to leave her significantly older boyfriend, but it means leaving behind her best friend, his eight-year-old daughter Lola. Sweet Heart is a 16mm short film in post-production, created out of the desire to show a familiar yet un-represented female dilemma familiar; becoming a mother to the child of your partner. It also explores the younger woman in a light that is true to the experience rather than the stigma around daddy issues or worse, a singular money motivation.

Heard City will provide complimentary sound editing and sound mixing.

About the filmmaker: Most recently, Madeline Mack was accepted into Ryan Murphy's HALF Initiative, a mentorship program where she will be paired with an established TV director on one of Murphy's Netflix productions and shadow pre-production through to post. Madeline won Best Narrative Short at The Key West Film Festival for Hot Water, a film that explores the nuance of power and the banality of misogyny. The film was nominated for Best Drama at Sydney Short Film Festival and for Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year by the Byron Bay Film Festival. Her absurd dark comedy short Six Pack starring George Basil, won its category at Hollywood Comedy Shorts Festival, Portland Comedy Shorts Festival and won a Remy at Houston Worldfest after screening at over a dozen festivals around the world. Her latest film Sweet Heart has been selected for Post Production grant through The Future Of Film is Female.

Born in Santa Fe then raised in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia, Madeline moved to Los Angeles four years ago. Her American father and Australian mother were both counter culture creatives. Raised off the grid on a property operating a farm-to-table enterprise, Madeline started directing plays and other mischievous plots with her local posse of free-range children. An Under 18 award for her very first film Quietus secured her acceptance into the Bachelor of Film at Television at Swinburne University of Technology. During her time at Swinburne she won scholarships to study Bollywood Cinema in India and Italian Neo Realism in Venice, Italy.

After working on John Hamburg’s Why Him? in 2016, Madeline was invited to work for James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini as an Executive Assistant, where she gained experience in development, production and post on projects including The Disaster Artist. In 2018 she assisted on Bumblebee from the Transformers franchises and on Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Madeline now works as an assistant to veteran TV director Daniel Minahan, having just completed HBO’s Deadwood movie.

Instagram: @madelinemack_