SXSW 2018 Women Directors: Meet Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami — “The Breaker Upperers”

“The Breaker Upperers”

Jackie Van Beek is a writer-director and actor who has made seven award-winning short films that have played at international festivals including Berlin, London, Palm Springs, and Melbourne. Her first feature film, “The Inland Road,” premiered in competition at the 2017 Berlinale and is currently on the festival circuit. She recently directed on the television spin-off for “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Wellington Paranormal.”

Writer-director and actor Madeleine Sami has created, co-written, and starred in two seasons of the critically-acclaimed New Zealand comedy “Super City.” Sami also directed the second season of the hit sketch comedy show “Funny Girls.” Her television acting credits include “Outrageous Fortune,” “The Jacquie Brown Diarie,s” and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake.”

The Breaker Upperers” will premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 10.

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