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Prue Rachel Clark

Brunswick, Melbourne, VICTORIA prueclark@gmail.com 041 006 4243 Australian Citizen

_____________________________________________ Education
Certificate IV in Small Business Management Sarina Russo Institute, Melbourne, Australia Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Directing) The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia Bachelor of Arts (A average, Scholarship in Arts awarded) University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Anthropology and Political Science with papers in English, Dance, Theatre Studies, Gender and Women's Studies and Art History and Theory. Overseas high school exchange, France Lycee Charles de Gaulle, Vannes, Brittany 2013 2012 2005-2007

2003-2004

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Strengths
Amiability Previous employers have remarked on my positive attitude as well as the excellent rapport I have with other employees as well as clients. I communicate exceptionally well as part of a team and am generous with my ideas and creativity. Thoroughness I have a keen eye for detail. I am organsied and work methodically with care and detail. Versatility I have enjoyed extensive experiences and a range of responsibilities throughout my studies and working life. I displayed particular versatility as the personal assistant of filmmaker Taika Waititi continually rising to the morphing challenges and responsibilities of the role. _______________________________________________________

Scholarships
Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for excellence During study towards a Postgraduate Diploma at the Victorian College of the Arts. Scholarship in Arts Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Otago. International Exhibition Award for Speech and Drama For the highest mark in New Zealand for Grade 8, Trinity College London. 1 2012 2007 2003

Work Experience
Theatre Directing Assistant Director, Richard Foremans Eddie Goes to Poetry City An adaptation of the work of one of Americas most renowned and experimental theatre makers. Director: Richard Murphet Part of VCAs Contemporary Plays season with company 2013. Director, Katy Warners Dropped A beautiful two-hander inspired by Beckett and the War in Afghanistan Fringe Hub, Melbourne Fringe Festival Chosen as the pick of the month in The Age (Sat 31 Aug) and highly commended in the Best Emerging Writer award supported by Writers Victoria in association with the Melbourne Theatre Company Dropped provides a theatre experience that is not to be missed at this years Melbourne Fringe Festival; creating satisfying entertainment for theatregoers who are up for the unusual and thought provoking (ArtsHub). Assistant Director, Patricia Cornelius Savages A bold take on masculinity in Australia Director: Susie Dee World premiere at fortyfivedownstairs. Oct 2013

Sep 2013

Aug 2013

March 2013 Co-Director, MKAs Group Show Five short works by new and emerging Australian female playwrights Nakkiah Lui, Bridget Mackay, Chloe Martin. Maxine Mellor and Leila Rodgers Speakeasy, Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne Their direction of Group Show is, without doubt, the best direction of a shortplay season that Ive seen (Anne-Marie Peard, Aussie Theatre) Director, Bryony Laverys The Bloody Chamber Part of the Victorian College of the Arts Directors One-Act season Final assessment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation. Director, Tom Sainsburys A Krazy Kristmas (Home Shopping) One of six 15-minute comedy sketches Basement Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand Review available on request. Director, Sam Brooks Through the Stage Door Wine Cellar, Auckland, New Zealand Black comedy as part of new writing initiative Scratch Oct 2012

Dec 2011

Oct 2011

Founding member of theatre company, Imaginary Bees 2010-ongoing Based in Wellington, New Zealand Shows: Skungpoomery by Ken Campbell (BATS Theatre: Mar 2010) and Closer by Patrick Marber (Whitireia Theatre: June 2011). Director, Caryl Churchills Top Girls (final Act) Allen Hall lunchtime theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand Mentioned in Critic's round-up of 2006 as one of the best lunchtime theatres of the year Review available on request.

Mar 2006

Director, excerpts from Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and MacBeth Part of annual Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival in high schools Twice won Best Student Director at regional level.

2001-2003

Acting Actor, Georgina Titheridges Sit On It Young and Hungry Festival, BATS Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand Performer, Adam Donalds Short Term Visitor Parking Part of Adams assessment for his Master of Theatre Arts (Directing) at NZ Drama School Toi Whakaari, Wellington Jul 2009 Aug 2008

Actor for Simulated Patient Development Unit Work involved learning scenarios and role-playing for the training purposes of the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and emergency services: Dunedin, New Zealand. Actor, Great Southern Televisions The Pretender (season 1) Aired on New Zealands TV3 network

2006-08

Jun-Aug 2005

Various acting roles, Globe and Allen Hall Theatres Dunedin, New Zealand Highlights include: lead role in Michealanne Forsters Daughters of Heaven (for which I received a 'best newcomer' mention in the 2005 theatre round-up in The Listener) and the lead role in an intensive week-long workshop of plays by Playmarket Young Playwrights' Competition finalists (2005). Writing (awards) Playmarket Young Playwrights' Competition South Island Winner (1998) South Island Runner-up (1997).

2005-07

1997-1998

Film/Television Director of online promotion for Love Story by Florian Habicht Jul-Aug 2011 Florian Habichts latest feature film (Director of Rubbings from a Live Man, Land of the Long White Cloud, Kaikohe Demolition) Designed a viral/underground publicity campaign for the film Love Story was in NZ cinemas for eight weeks, was a critical success and took more money than any of Florians previous films Reference from Florian Habicht available on request.

Directors Assistant and Wardrobe Assistant, Super City, TV3 July-Sep 2010 New Zealands version of Summer Heights High Starring Madeleine Sami, directed by Taika Waititi, produced by Carthew Neale for Super Fumes Ltd.

Assistant to Taika Waititi, film director Nov 2009-Sep 2010 Director of BOY, Eagle vs Shark, Two Cars One Night and Tama Tu Accompanied Taika to Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals Tasks included: diary management, coordinating deliverables, assisting with post-production of BOY, managing Taikas PR and media obligations, liaising between producers, agents, distributors and publicists and managing invite lists Critiqued numerous scripts and contributed ideas for projects in incubation Helped organize the community premiere of BOY Reference from Taika Waititi available on request.

Assistant to Ainsley Gardiner, film producer and director Producer of Taika Waititis feature and short films.

May-June 2010

Receptionist and Development Assistant, NZ Film Commission Sep 2008- Nov 2009 New Zealand crown entity charged with growing NZs film industry Employed initially as Receptionist but soon took on Development Assistant role Covered Executive Manager and Assistant to CEO role for two weeks Tasks included: general enquiries, minute-taking, ordering stationery, distributing regular newsletter, process improvement, collating board papers, managing couriers, processing funding applications, liaising with filmmakers, research and organising travel and accommodation. Developed NZFC's intern programme and took over complete organisation of the 1st Writers Initiative. Resigned when head-hunted to assist Filmmaker Taika Waititi Reference from former NZFC Development Coordinator available on request. Administration and Reception Temporary Receptionist, Hugo Personnel & Interstaffing Services Jan 2013-ongoing Ongoing candidate for both Hugo Personnel and Interstaffing Services recruitment agencies Numerous temporary assignments across Melbourne real estate, insurance, finance, recruitment and media businesses. Administrator, Performing Arts School of NZ Dec 2010-Feb 2012 New Zealands largest provider of short courses in the performing arts Only full-time staff member Managed up to four part-time staff Responsible for overall operations, customer service and box office Assisted with promotions and online marketing Tasks included: general enquiries, reception, database management, enrolment management, petty cash, website backend, process improvement, filing, mail outs, event management and ordering equipment. Upon resignation (Nov 2011) I was offered a short-term contract to design the 2012 programme, a task usually charged to the Artistic Director. Finished contract to undertake postgraduate study in Melbourne Reference from the Former General Manager available on request. Promotions and marketing Auckland Brand Ambassador, Pledge Me Nov 2011-Feb 2012 New Zealands first crowdfunding platform (similar to Pozible, Kickstarter) Responsible for educating Auckland artists on the new form of funding. Politics/research Research Intern, Green Party Parliamentary Office Reported directly to NZ Green Party Co-Leader Russell Norman. Humanities Representative, Otago University Students' Association Formal responsibilities included sitting on the Humanities Divisional Board, OUSA Welfare and Education Committees, OUSA Executive and Robert Burns Fellowship Selection Committee Otherwise expected to work independently to best represent and work for Humanities students Tasks included: Organising and promoting events, writing submissions and liaising with University academic staff Received all four honorariums with little or no criticism Reference from Pro Vice Chancellor, Division of Humanities, University of Otago available on request.

Jun-Sep 2008

Jan-Nov 2007

Retail Retail Assistant, The Book Grocer Family owned book shop chain Casual part-time position Work alone Tasks include: sales, customer service, reconciliation. Ongoing

Shop floor retail assistant, Aduki New Zealand owned and operated boutique clothing label Casual part-time position Worked alone Tasks included: general customer service, sales and stock-taking.

Apr-Dec 2010