Film Bio

Agatha is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of Edible Complex Films.  Her first foray into directing was through a short film titled, ‘I Am Art’ (2003), a mockumentary on a performance artist who impersonated inanimate objects.  She has been involved as an actor, director, writer, editor, and artistic director in numerous other short films such as Dedicated to You (2005), The Traveller (2006), and Birth (2006). She won OPEN CHANNEL’s ‘2008 Short and Sharp Competition’, which resulted in the World Premiere of her short film at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Melbourne, and Canadian Premiere at the Regent Park Film Festival in Toronto in 2009.  The film, titled ‘When I Grow Up I Want to Be White‘, was an ode to the trials and tribulations of being a second generation Chinese-Australian.  Through this film, she had the opportunity to work with distinguished industry professionals such as Golden Logie-Award Winner John Wood; Troy Lee-Brown who was a Camera Assistant for the hit Australian TV series The Secret Life of Us, and American features- Charlotte’s Web (2005) and Ghost Rider (2005); theatre and TV actress Miles Paras who was a regular on City Homicide; and Australian actor and director of Crushed (2008), Ian Dixon.  In October 2008, Agatha presented her pitch idea as the Victorian Representative at the Screen Development Australia (SDA) Pitch event as part of SPAA Fringe in Sydney.  Her pitch was enthusiastically received and garnered interest from numerous producers and network executives.