Directing TV 'Dramedy' with Kate Dennis and Jonathan Brough

In this episode, Denise Eriksen of Media Mentors Australia talks to two of Australia's top television directors Kate Dennis (OffspringThe Handmaid's TaleRun) and Jonathan Brough (RosehavenSammy J & Randy in Ricketts LaneThe Family Law). The trio discuss new wave of drama/comedy hybrids including FleabagAfterlife, and Sex Education and how the dramedy is the home for raw, devastatingly human experience played for laughs. Kate and Jonathan offer insight into what they are looking for in a script, how they frame comedy and tragedy differently, the benefits of learning the language of each actor, and how to create a safe environment on set. 

Produced by Rhi Mooney & Fyona Smith.

Assistant Producers Wendy Gray and Alicia Emery.

Presented by: Nell Greenwood 

Voice Over: Cam St Clair

Music: Extreme Music - Andrew James Christie, Billie Ray Fingers, Bruce Fingers, Jasha Alain Klebe

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