Short Film: MAGDALENE’S LIES, 26min., USA

To some Magdalene is a “Mother Teresa”, to other’s she is a rotten crook. When a global pandemic ravages her community, the real Magdalene is revealed.

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Director Biography – Julie Laurenz, Terence Pillay

Julie is an accomplished producer, director and investigative journalist. She has skills in all aspects of production and has applied these skills with success to hundreds of productions for local and international clients. A keen interest in the ‘human condition’ and an empathy for people who want to tell their stories – whatever the story – gives Julie’s work a characteristic honesty and compassion.

She has produced a number of award winning productions. These include; a South African Film & Video Award (SAFTA), CNN African Journalist of the Year (2005 & 2015), Lorenzo Natali Human Rights European Commission Award, a Bridget Bardot Genesis Wildlife Award commendation, five SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year Awards, a Discovery Health Journalist Award and a number of Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards.

Julie has also recently developed a number of successful original TV formats for South African & International markets. These include, Snake Season 1 -4, & Your People My People. She is also currently developing her first fictional feature film.

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