PhD (researching disability access and representation in the Australian screen industry)
Hello! My name is Lily, and I am a writer/director, studying a PhD in disability representation in the Australian screen industry at Flinders University. I am proud to be a filmmaker that explores a diverse range of stories on screen and my work has been recognised at international and Academy Award qualifying film festivals. Most recently, my short film ‘Illustrating Sam Newton’ won the Audience Award at the Mardi Gras Film Festival in 2022 and screened at Slamdance Film Festival as part of the Unstoppable Program. My passion for exploring queer and disabled stories on screen is drawn from lived experience and my PhD is underpinned by my drive to change the industry and how we see ourselves reflected on screen.
Through my work as a writer/director and PhD candidate, I seek to reflect queer and disability-led stories accurately and authentically on screen by consulting with cast to shape characters that are reflective of their own experiences. More information about my films can be found on my website https://www.lilydrummondfilms.com/. I hope to be a leader for queer and disabled people in the screen industry and continue to write and direct poignant stories with meaning.
I’m thrilled to be welcomed into the Pinnacle family and thank WPP and The Pinnacle Foundation for their support.