"Irene" - Daniela Farinacci
Daniela is perhaps best known for her roles in Look Both Ways (AFI Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and Lantana (IF Award for Best Actress, Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and AFI Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress). Other feature credits include Little Fish, My Year Without Sex and Lou.
For TV Daniela has recently appeared in Redfern Now 3 and is soon to appear in ABC drama Glitch. Credits also include 3 seasons of East West 101 for SBS (2012 Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series). Other highlights include Jack Irish: Black Tide and The Society Murders (Most Outstanding Actress Silver Logie Nomination).
Daniela has worked extensively in theatre for Companies such as MTC, Melbourne Workers Theatre and Arena. Credits include The Clean House, Metamorphoses, Traitors and Yellow Moon (all with Green Room Award Nominations). Other highlights include Bare Witness, Helicopter and Rupert (which toured to Washington D.C.).
"Agnes" - Edwina Wren
Edwina is a core member of the Daniel Schlusser Ensemble and has most recently appeared in M + M as part of the 2013 Melbourne International Arts Festival (Green Room Award Best Ensemble).
Her film credits include Turkey Shoot, Canopy, Triple Happiness and M.
For television: Childhood’s End, The Dr Blake Mysteries, Offspring, Rush, City Homicide, Secret Life of Us and Blue Heelers.
For theatre: Dogs Barking (Sam Strong), Spring Awakening (The Hayloft Project) and Two (Ming-Zhu Hii). And for the Daniel Schlusser Ensemble: M+M (Melb. Festival), Menagerie (MTC Neon), Dollshouse (45 Downstairs), The Histrionic (STC/Malthouse), Poet No. 7 and Peer Gynt.
Edwina has worked on video installations with David Rosetzky, Margaret Cameron and Lucy Guerin.
She has also won several ‘Audible’ awards for book narration with Bolinda Publishing.
writer / director: Ming-Zhu Hii
Ming-Zhu has been directing, writing and producing theatre, video and film variously for eight years, and performing professionally for over a dozen.
In recent years her work has become increasingly focused on filmmaking that embraces the visceral and the abstract in an ongoing exploration of the complexities of the human condition, and the dark, subtle and sublime qualities of the everyday.
She has a BA in Dramatic Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, a Business Management Cert. IV, and has recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media focusing on narrative project development.
For more, visit mingzhuhii.com
producer: Nicholas Coghlan
director of photography: Kevin Campbell
first assistant director: Tom Jecks
sound design & composition: Russell Goldsmith
production & costume designer: Tami Holton
on-set sound: Mark Lavery
hair & make-up: Megan Tiltman
graphic & titles design: Matthew Angel
Close Observations of a Single Subject is a 2015 Find & Replace production.