An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.
The short documentary received over 50k views in it’s first month, with a overwhelmingly positive response from eating disorder communities, and critical acclaim from mainstream media. Visit the Disorder website here.
What people say about diabetes can have a serious effect on mental health. I directed this video series for Diabetes NZ & Goode PR to break the stigma for Diabetes Awareness Month – November 2018. The series had over 100k views in it’s first month on Facebook.
Do You Like Me Like This?
Boy meets girl. Girl meets woman.
Do You Like Me Like This? is Miryam’s debut short film as a writer and director. The film follows a girl as she waits for her bus in suburbia, when a boy comes along. An unconventional romance unfolds as the girl tries to get his attention.
The “quirky, bus-stop romance” had it’s world premiere at the Academy Award Accredited Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2017 in the Daring to be Different sessions. It has also played at Vail Film Festival 2018, Hollywood International Short Film Festival 2018 and IndieFest.
Find out more about it on Two One One Three Creatives.
HP 48 Hours – The Tale Of The Revolting Princesses
Miryam wore many hats in TOOT Creatives entry to HP 48 Hours 2018. She was co-writer, co-director, producer and actor in this female-driven comedy.
In 2016, both myself and my partner Jack Barry came on board as acting coaches for NATALIE, a short film written by Hokianga local – Qianna Titore. At just 17 years old, she became the youngest ever director to have their work showcased at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Maori Television picked up this special story – watch it here. The film has also screened at imagiNATIVE, Wairoa Maori Film Festival & Hokianga Film Festival.
As acting coaches, we worked with 14-year-old Julina, who had never been in front of the camera before.
“Miryam supported, taught and guided Jo and Julina in developing their characters, getting set-ready, and in keeping them focused and grounded in the lead-up to and between takes.
In rehearsal, Miryam worked through the script with the actors, finding appropriate images, memories, feelings, colours, sounds, tastes, relationships for each section. Working with Jack Barry, Miryam gave them a solid grounding on how the film set would run, what language would be used on set, so it wouldn’t be so unfamiliar.
On set, Miryam worked with both Jo and Julina before each scene, working through some meditation, focusing and grounding exercises.
I unreservedly recommend Miryam, I would work with her again in a heartbeat, and I greatly hope that we will have the opportunity to work together again soon.”
Michael Bennett, award-winning Writer & Director (Matariki, Cow, Kerosene Creek, Outrageous Fortune)
For Miryam’s commercial and corporate video work, check out Two One One Three Creatives.