(Drama) Starring Nadine Garner, Michala Banas, Scott Major, Christopher Kirby, Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Faran Martin & Jaron Natoli
Winner of "Best Short Film" at the 2017 Peak City International Film Festival in the USA and 2018 Berlin International Cinefest in Germany, as well as being awarded as a "Highly Commended Finalist" at the 2017 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Film Festival by Jury President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Speaking Daggers continues it's international film festival circuit run with nineteen official selections and five nominations to date.
Love and revenge over coffee and cakes.
Eight Shakespeare characters. Five different plays. One café. This is Speaking Daggers.
Eight people enjoy a fine day at an outdoor café. At first glance, it could be a scene from anywhere in the modern world until they begin to speak. Eight characters from five different Shakespeare plays discuss love, revenge, deceit and power in overheard conversations, set against the backdrop of coffee, cakes and waitresses in crisp white shirts.
“I will speak daggers …” – Hamlet
This short film is an extension of the award-winning web series, Shakespeare Republic, set in the same world as Season Two, but created as a new stand-alone piece.
Produced by Incognita Enterprises & Independent Schools Victoria
Producers: Sally McLean & Billy Smedley
Adapted & Directed by Sally McLean
Cinematographer: Shaun Herbertson
Editor & Colourist: Thanassi Panagiotaras
First AD: Rob MacKenzie
Second AD: Jordan MacKenzie
Production Design: Eleanora Steiner
Sound Mixer & Editor: Tim McCormick
First Camera Assist: Marcus Cropp
Second Camera Assist: Sean McFadyen
Sound Recordist: Abramo Peghini
Make Up: Paulie King & April Munro
Stills Camera: Christoph Ziegenhardt
Unit Manager: Marg Woodlock-McLean
Catering: Amanda Hudson
Production Assistant: Nikolas Morris
Filmed on location at Toorak College, Mt Eliza
More information: speakingdaggers.com