Kirsty Hamilton (SG IAF 2007)
Kirsty Hamilton is a graduate of Toi Whakaari, NZDS. Her Shakespeare roles include Juliet, Rosalind, Maria, Dromio of Ephesus, and Silvia, among other characters. In 2009 Kirsty graduated from European Act; a three month acting and screen writing intensive program through the London Actors Center, the Paris International Institute of the Arts and in association with RADA. She graduated from the International Institute of Modern Letters with a Masters in Script Writing in 2012, and in 2016 with an Honors degree in Screen Production from the University of Auckland. She was a 2007 SGCNZ–selected Shakespeare’s Globe International Artistic Fellow at the Globe Theatre in London alongside Rawiri Paratene. Kirsty is currently submitting to festivals her third short film, Cold, starring Matthew Sunderland. Kirsty wrote, produced and acted in it.
She has taught many times over the years for SGCNZ, directed for the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production, and has been an assessor at two SGCNZ Auckland Regional UOSWS Festivals. In 2016 she was chosen by the NZFC as an accelerator participant at the MIFF and that same year as a participant for the DEGNZ Inaugural Female Film Incubator designed to equip up and coming writer/directors into their first features. Kirsty is now working to obtain a producer for her feature directorial debut of her screenplay Lockhart.