While busy building an impressive resume overseas, Rose Byrne still has one foot firmly planted in Oz, and the Australian actress is one fifth of the new local production company, The Dollhouse Collective.
Byrne will be working under this banner alongside fellow friends and associates, actress/director Gracie Otto (who recently helmed the acclaimed documentary The Last Impresario), actress/writer Krew Boyland (A Place To Call Home), director Shannon Murphy (behind a string of well-received shorts) and publicist/producer Jessica Carrera.
The new production company is being cited as a move that “continues the charge for a greater representation of females across the industry”.
“The idea has been germinating for a while. We are close friends and we have worked together, so it’s been a natural progression. We realised we are a group of creatives and saw the opportunity to achieve more together than as individuals,” the newly form collective said in a joint statement.
The Dollhouse Collective has a number of projects in development and their current slate includes Seriously Red written by Boylan, produced by Matt Reeder, with Bryne executive producing Girls in Hotels helmed by Otto with Carrera producing the short feature When All the Water, helmed by Murphy, and scripted by Marisa Nather.
For more on The Dollhouse Collective, visit their website.