Winner > Best Short Film, Best Women Film Maker
Maria returns to see her grandmother after years of being estranged. When she discovers the secret, her grandmother has been holding for years; her whole life is turned upside down.
Director Biography – Shykodah-Khi McGrath
Shykodah Khi is an accomplished filmmaker with expertise in directing, writing, and editing. Her creative abilities are evident in the range of projects she has worked on across various genres, including directing an unofficial animal welfare league advert for VS Films and a cosplay documentary for TAFE. She has also served as a casting assistant and line reader for a vegan short film and as an assistant for “The Flash Season 2 Episode 1, 2” for ALGORYTHM.
Shykodah’s talent as a writer and director is showcased through her work on “Horizon Zero Dawn – Our Born Hero” for VS Films and “Freedom TLOU” and “Walk Through The Valley TLOU” for VYXENAH STUDIOS. She recently completed work as the director and lead casting director for “Nana’s Footsteps” for Lionfire Productions.
Shykodah’s education includes a Cert II and Cert III in Digital Media from TAFE, a Film and TV Diploma from TAFE, and a Screen Writing Course from BOND UNIVERSITY. She has also completed a Photography Basics course from GCAC.
Overall, Shykodah Khi is a skilled and dedicated filmmaker, with a strong portfolio and a promising career trajectory.