Rose Ferrell

Rose was seduced by filmmaking when she enrolled in a Bachelor of Communications at Murdoch University. Shortly after, she joined the Australian Writers’ Guild and she is now active on the AWG (WA) Committee.

While working her way up in production, Rose took crew roles on major television series produced in Western Australia. Climbing from unit assistant to writer, director and producer of her own small production company, Rosie Glow Pictures, Rose continued to develop her own dramatic screenplays. Garnering awards locally in short drama and documentary, her first 26 part animation series was optioned in 1995 and received interest from Warner Bros. She has taken part in early stage, unfunded writers’ rooms and worked collaboratively on other projects through such ScreenWest initiatives as the Tele-Navigator program. She has developed long form drama series and feature films from concept and bible to pilot and draft scripts as creator/writer.

In moving to rural Western Australia Rose became involved in community filmmaking, training children and adults in screenwriting and filmmaking skills through funded community arts projects. In her newest film project, Rose will document Indigenous elders speaking on country about traditional land use. In 2018 Rose was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in screenwriting through the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Her area of research is the practice of screenwriting, and her specific focus has been screenwriter’s voice. Her questionnaire on screenwriter’s voice, conducted through the Australian Writers’ Guild, is available for download.

Rose is currently an adjunct lecturer at WAAPA, a researcher/author of academic papers, and a screenwriter. Ironically, her latest work is a stage musical, Her Latest Flame written with composer Jacqui Verhaar. Living in regional West Australia, Rose has a passion for Australian stories. Apart from constantly finding inspiration for madcap characters and off-beat adventures in her stunning frontier, the wild Australian west, Rose is schooled in dramatic structure and understands that the role of note-taker is one of service to the producer, writers and the goals of the production company.

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