A Short Film (2020)
Angyalka is a short fairy tale about a girl who entertains a daydream that leads her on a path toward her ideal or favourite place, but quickly becomes a nightmare without knowing how to get out of it. It is a story of a young girl's inner struggle with self-reflection & self-identity, and having a dream but not knowing how to meet it. Ultimately she finds herself facing the horror of loss and failure when she reaches what she thought would lead her to the answer.
The film's title is Hungarian for "little angel", and is a link to inspirations from European folk stories, fairy tales & themes, while set in the Australian bush.
Cast & Crew
Marigold Pazar is a professional actress, with a background in dance, visual arts and photography. She grew up in Newcastle and trained as a ballet dancer form the age of three. After finishing high school, she trained in Sydney at ACTT (now Academy of Film Theatre & Television), Screenwise, Darlo Drama, and with Bill Pepper for voice work. At The Hub Studio she has taken master classes with Imara Savage, Kevin Jackson, Pip Edwards, and the Actors to Actors group run by Arka Das and Takaya Adnoh.
Marigold has a strong interest in combing acting with filmmaking and theatre production, in a way that brings together her wide variety of skills and influences.
Her recent screen credits include work with writer/director Heidi Lee Douglas, which have won Official Selections from numerous International and National film festivals.
She has also performed in numerous local theatre productions and student short films.
Rowan Moses is a young professional actress and model. She has a background in Street Theatre, Comedy, Realism, Surrealism, Physical Theatre, Cabaret, Verbatim, Melodrama, Commedia Dell'Arte & Clowning.
She has recently graduated from studying at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of performing Arts) majoring in screen acting, and is very passionate & dedicated towards all the elements of the acting & modelling industry. She takes well to direction having skill in performance, catwalk & print work and experience working with internationally known photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark & Justin Ridler to name a few. She loves new challenges and working in a variety of different film and theatre genres, such as period drama where she has already received roles in Baz Lurhmann's Great Gatsby and TV Series A Place To Call Home. She has a special love for nature, singing, dancing and also loves being inspired by great artworks, music, books and film.
Rowan's etherial quality, her experience & knowledge of how the camera works with subtleties and the way she is completely in her element in front of a lens, makes her perfect for the role of FERN, who knows how to hold a glance and isn't afraid to get very close and personal with the camera.
Coming from a physical theatre background, her portrayal of FERN is perfectly intuitive, as she transforms very naturally into a creature of the forest.
Carmen Corser is a cellist & musician, and is playing the part of Ruth as her first acting role for film. She specialises in improvisation and draws upon European folk, classical and middle eastern influences.
Her enthusiasm for acting began at school, performing in plays during her last high school years. Although music and the cello are her first passions, her interest in performing on stage and screen is immediate as she feels a deep affinity to the art of storytelling.