FILM MAKER STATEMENT:
There was something in the zeitgeist around the time I wrote “Public Eye”. The original concept had been in my thoughts for years but finding the right tone and message proved trickier than expected. Too often, the subject matter can be mishandled. One usually finds films with explicit content but little story or character development, or the whole arc carries a sense of dread and discomfort. Presenting “Public Eye” as a black comedy was the key; it allowed me to delve into taboo subject matter, depict confronting situations and leave the audience chuckling at some witty one-liners.
It is my aim to present a story of disgrace and redemption with equal parts cautionary-tale and sex-positive celebration of humanity and how social media has changed the way we live our lives and express ourselves, to the world at large.
ABOUT FILM MAKER:
Davo Hardy is a film director and writer from Sydney, Australia. Known for his coming-of-age dramas, such as his debut feature The Lives We Lead (2015). Many of Davo’s screenplays depict the inclusion of profoundly deaf characters, notably portraying authentic Auslan sign language in films such as A Silent Agreement (2017), and the award-winning short film Last Night (2011). He is also known for quirky and off-beat works, such as his naturist-themed short, Complex (2014).