DOCUMENTARY SHORT | AUSTRALIA | 29 MINUTES | English
The Alexander Ball
‘The Alexander Ball’ is an observational documentary extravaganza celebrating Samoan-Māori-Australian trans woman of colour, Ella Ganza, and the Meanjin (Brisbane) ballroom scene, as the community prepares for one of biggest ballroom events of the year: The Alexander Ball.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Jessica Magro
Jessica Magro is a proud Samoan-Australian Meanjin (Brisbane, QLD) based producer and director. In 2021 she was named a ‘Ones to Watch’ producer by Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and this year named a ‘Rising Talent’ by IF Magazine.
She is currently working at Ludo Studio on the Emmy award winning animated children’s series ‘Bluey’ while developing her own slate of projects at Purple Carrot Entertainment, with a strong focus on Pasifika-Australian stories.
In 2018 Jessica produced short documentary ‘FEZ’ showcasing Samoan-Australian queer entertainer Fez Faanana and his trailblazing artistic journey. ‘FEZ’ was officially selected to screen at the St Kilda Film Festival in 2019, Pasifika Film Festival 2020 and had its debut in New Zealand at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival 2020.
Jessica currently has various Pasifika-Australian led series in development including ‘DIVA’ inspired by the real life journey of Western Sydney’s Jeyla Jey the Samoan Wrestling Diva, and ‘Bad Ancestors’ a comedy series created by Wendy Mocke.
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