Contributor: Larissa Sexton-Finck
University of Western Australia
Larissa Sexton-Finck is a short filmmaker and lecturer in Communication Studies at the University of Western Australia. In 2003, Larissa was shortlisted for the Independent Spirit Award at the Lexus Independent Film (IF) Awards in Sydney and was also nominated as the Young Filmmaker of the Year at the Western Australian Screen Awards in 2002, where her short film, Bound, picked up a number of nominations and awards.
Larissa is also the Academic Director of the Multimedia Centre at UWA. Her current research interests include creative analytical practice, autoethnography, character-centred cinema, film feminism and French poststructuralism, with a particular focus on the representation of female subjectivity and agency in and on screen. Larissa has recently written her first feature film, which she hopes to direct in the near future.