Lucy Coleman is an Australian screenwriter and director, producing original work under her label Loose As Hell Productions.
Her projects include the Hot Mess (feature), which became an Aussie festival hit and made its International Debut at SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. It was selected by SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett as one of the festivals must see films alongside Bo Burnham’s Eight Grade and Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post. HOT MESS was named “one of the best films of 2019” and placed in the TOP 30 Australian films of the decade by THE CURB - with Lucy being named “one of the most exciting new voices in Australian cinema”. HOT MESS will be released in Australia in November 2019. Lucy's follow up project On The Fringe (web series), made its online debut in 2018. It made its International Premiere at UK's Pilot Light TV Festival in Manchester, its North American Premiere at LA Comedy Festival - 365. It has also been selected for Wendie Webfest Hamburg, Sicily Webfest, won Best International Screenplay at Copenhagen Webfest, with more announcements to come. ON THE FRINGE has been picked up for global distribution by GoBuzz.
Lucy has been selected for the prestigious TALENT USA 2019 run by Screen Australia, that sends 10 Aussie filmmakers to LA for a week of intensive workshops and networking this September.
With a drive to write stories that dig deep into the gutteral truths of the female experience, Lucy's projects rip into a raw and irreverent take on some of those places that are a little touchier (and humiliating...) to explore. Adamant to share those more shameful experiences, makes others feel less alone and have a good bloody laugh along the way.
Lucy graduated with a Masters of Creative Writing from Sydney University in 2013 and a Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting from AFTRS in 2014. In her early late teens/ early twenties Lucy was an active member of the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) as an actor and writer, taking out their New Voices Competition in 2014 with her short film HOT KEBAB GUY.
“One of the Best Films of 2019… it’s immediately clear that Lucy Coleman is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian cinema” - The Curb. https://www.thecurb.com.au/hot-mess-review-one-of-the-best-films-of-2019/
HOT MESS was named one of the Top 30 Australian films of the decade by The Curb! https://www.thecurb.com.au/the-best-australian-films-of-the-2010s/3/
"Lucy Coleman's Winning Comedy "Hot Mess" Is Anything But" Review: http://moveablefest.com/hot-mess-lucy-coleman/
“Hot Mess is a warm and wonderful work from a very exciting new voice in Australian comedy.” - Film Ink. https://www.filmink.com.au/reviews/hot-mess/
SIFFcast 2018: Jeremy Cropf interviews Lucy Coleman and lead actress Sarah Gaul: https://soundcloud.com/siffcast/hot-mess
TALENT USA 2019 contingency announced: https://www.if.com.au/talent-usa-la-2019-contingent-named/
HOT MESS featured in MAMAMIA: https://www.mamamia.com.au/revelation-perth-international-film-festival-2019/
Lucy's residency at "Charlie's". The Prestigious Australian's in Film workspace: http://www.ausfilm.com.au/news/charlies-la-workspace-reminder-nsw-filmmakers-making-the-most-of-prestigious-la-base/