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    Vale Sarah Watt

    Sadly, last week Australia lost one of it's most talented film makers and creative women, Sarah Watt.

    You may know Sarah from the two funny and touching feature-length films she wrote and directed: Look Both Ways starring Justine Clarke (for which she won the AFI award for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay in 2005) and My Year Without Sex starring Sacha Horler.

    In addition to these films, Sarah made a number of internationally successful short films and was an avid photographer and painter. Even throughout her illness she remained prolific in her creative output, recently putting together an exhibition of photographs inspired by the western suburbs of Melbourne (which you can visit here until November 13, or buy as a limited edition 2012 calendar here), and co-authoring a book with husband William McInnes entitled Worse Things Happen at Sea.

    Throughout her life she was candid about what it's like to be a career film maker in Australia, and about her aims to live life to the full and with integrity when battling a long illness.

    Our thoughts are with Sarah's friends and family at this time.

    More about Sarah Watt:
    From The Age
    Sarah Watt at Retrospect Gallery
    Excerpts from Australian Story
    Sarah's Look Both Ways blog 

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