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Speaking Daggers

Shorts Programme 1 

DIRECTOR : Sally McLean
COUNTRY : Australia
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 12min

SK Nouveau 5, 10 Oct @ 10am | Nu Metro 4, 15 Oct @ 12pm


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.”… it’s lucky film and theatre aficionado Sally McLean has a passion for the Bard’s work … Speaking Daggers shows the best of Shakespeare.” – Be Melbourne

Speaking Daggers_Sally Mclean


Sally has worked in production for Channel Nine, Endemol Southern Star and others on programs including Big Brother, Australian Idol, The X-Factor and 1 VS 100, written and produced a number of short films and two theatrical productions (which she also directed), and is currently writer/director/producer for her first feature-length documentary, Champion (the story of Franz Stampfl), due for release in 2018 and the award-winning web series Shakespeare Republic.