Francisca Braithwaite – Working the Industry
Huge congratulations are in order for Pulse Alumni Francisca Braithwaite, and her production company Blue Sparrow Entertainment on their short film ‘Seven Stages.’ ‘Seven Stages’ is the story of Amanda and Tom, as they navigate their way through an inevitable tragedy that will change the course of their lives forever. It is their journey of love, loss, and learning to let go.’
Since releasing in early 2021, ‘Seven Stages’ continues to rack up a huge selection of official festival selections, award nominations, and award wins. At last count it has been officially selected for 12 film festivals including IndieX Film Festival, and most recently Toronto Film Magazine Fest. ‘Seven Stages’ has also received 13 awards and 6 nominations from various festivals, including 5 wins for Francisca for best actress. And there is still more to come!
Francisca has been steadily adding to her impressive credits since 2011 with work including ‘Home and Away’ and ‘Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire.’ As one of the company directors of Blue Sparrow Entertainment she is set to produce, direct, write and act in upcoming projects ‘Blue Horizon,’ ‘Forgotten,’ ‘Imperfect’ and ‘Pursuit.’
Francisca was a very positive and hard working student who always uplifted others around her – Billy Milionis
We wish Francisca all the best with her upcoming projects and congratulate her on her fantastic achievements with ‘Seven Stages.’
Billy Milionis is one of the few Australians to have ever studied under the legendary master teacher, the late Sanford Meisner. Billy has also studied story structure and scene analysis techniques with John Truby and later at UCLA. He has also spent several years doing improvisation in Hollywood with the L.A. Connection. In addition, he trained in the technique of Stella Adler, Practical Aesthetics and Lee Strasberg’s method.