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Monash Art Design & Architecture


Degree: Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Visual Arts, 2012
and Bachelor of Arts Honours – Film and Television Studies, 2013
Occupation: Filmmaker
Employer: Unicorn Films, South Melbourne (production intern)

Nikki Richardson

I like that there are so many different aspects of filmmaking I can be a part of, from writing and directing, to working behind the camera, to editing and producing. I like that it is constantly challenging and incredibly rewarding, but mostly I like that I get to tell stories that are important to me and allow me to work my creative muscles.

My time at Monash was extremely valuable in pursuing a career in film. The photomedia studio sessions developed my technical skills in camera and editing and gave me confidence in my creative ability. It taught me how to develop an idea from inception to the final exhibition stage, while the theory aspects of the degree improved my writing, critical thinking and analytical skills, providing a strong foundation for my career in filmmaking.

Nikki Richardson
We’re Here Now

Still by Kirrilee Bailey from a short film written, directed & produced by Nikki Richardson, cinematography by Alice Stephens. Still features actor Jessica Kennedy.

In the film, two sisters find themselves hiding out in a public toilet when the youngest has to take a pregnancy test. The film won the Audience Choice Award at St Kilda Film Festival, 2016 and Best Screenplay at SIPFest, 2016 and was selected to screen at the Palm Springs International Shortfest in the USA, 2016 among other festivals in Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada and Germany.

With an art, design, or architecture degree from Monash University, a world of opportunities, and the opportunity to change the world, await you.

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