Frances Edmond has over thirty years experience in film, theatre and television as writer, actress, teacher, reviewer and editor. After completing a Bachelors degree in English at Auckland University, Frances trained as an actress at Toi Whakaari/New Zealand Drama School. Following a successful acting career, Frances moved to writing. She has had a number of short films made, including The Beach, which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996. Frances’ most recent short film, titled Eeling, won the Atlantis award for best foreign short screenplay at the Moondance International Film Festival, 2008. Eeling, produced by Albedo Films, was funded through the NZ Film Commission short film fund by Nomadz Unlimited and had its premiere in March 2011.
Atheatre piece based on the poetry and prose of Lauris Edmond, developed with the assistance of the Auckland Theatre Company and performed as a rehearsed reading at the Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2006
The Dance of Life
Commissioned by the Court Theatre 2005. Winner PANZ playwriting competition, 2007