Martha Goddard Talk

Date and Time: Fri 21 Oct, 10am to 12pm

Venue: Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre 


Join Martha Goddard – Writer/Director, Lecturer with Griffith Film School, and Tutor with Bus Stop Films, as she talks her experience in integrating dance within narrative films, Scripting dance, collaborative practice between a director, choreographer and DOP and inclusive filmmaking.

Martha will be joined by Deborah Brown in the second half of the talk to dicuss their recent collaborative practice on her latest short film which will feature a rough cut of the work.

The workshop will conclude with an open Q&A.

The discussion will include screening footage from the following films.

‘We’ll Always Have Dance’, an inclusively made documentary collaboration between Queensland Ballet and Bus Stop Films. 
‘Hell Yeah’, a work in progress, inclusively made short narrative film produced by Bus Stop Films. 
‘Dance Me to the End of Love’, an independent short drama production, selected for Sydney Film Festival (2012). 


Martha Goddard is an award-winning writer and director based in Brisbane and has recently directed an episode of Jonathan M. Shiff’s acclaimed series The Bureau of Magical Things, Season Two. Martha’s graduated with a Masters from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney and her work is defined by strong, authentic performances and a distinct visual style, having won awards and screened at festivals both locally and internationally including; New York International, London Independent, Cineglobe Switzerland, Cinequest California, Sydney’s Dendy Awards and Brisbane’s International Film Festival. 

Martha also works as a tutor with Bus Stop Films, an organisation using filmmaking to raise the profile of people living with disabilities on both sides of the camera. Martha has now directed three inclusive-made short films with BSF including Sunshine, which screened at BIFF last year and We’ll Always Have Dance, a collaboration with Queensland Ballet. 

For a sample of Martha’s work please visit