Masterclass with Jennifer Kent: An Artist’s Journey on The Babadook, The Nightingale and Beyond.
This Masterclass took place via Zoom on Saturday 1 August 2020.
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, NZIFF14; The Nightingale, NZIFF19) discusses her entire creative journey. She speaks about making a landmark film in the horror genre, and tackling the all-too-real horrors of brutal Australian colonialism. During the session she reveals how she develops scripts and characters, how she approaches cultural sensitivities, works with cast to create iconic performances, and above all how she deploys a woman’s gaze in everything she does.