Hopeful Romantic

2022 | 10 min | Fiction | A Bus Stop Films Production

Daisy is looking for love but it's all going terribly wrong. If only she could be someone else, someone 'cooler'. After encountering the ‘cool’ girl in the bathroom, Daisy learns things aren’t always as perfect as they seem and decides the only way to find love – is to be completely herself.

Winner of Best Film, Audience Award, Best Comedy, Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the 2023 Australian Women's Film Festival.



Director: Kate Vinen | Executive Producer: Tracey Corbin-Matchett | Producer: Kristen Hodges | Writers: Lianne Mackessy and Kate Vinen | Cinematographer: Simon Koloadin | Production Designer: Eirena Sapounas | Costume: Elizabeth Franklin | Make-up: Angela Brooks | Editor: Danielle Boesenberg | Composer: Scott Majidi 

Kate Vinen. Sydney, Australia.
For project enquiries please contact Kate via email.

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I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land I live and work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.