Young Hope actor stars in short film to premiere at prestigious Locarno Festival

The Hope Standard (Emelie Peacock) - The role was 100% written for Bonikowsky Douglas (Nathan Douglas - writer / director) wrote, and based so closely on what he knew of her temperament he didn't see a point in giving the character a fictional name.

She is present in nearly all scenes and even the film's premise was written to give her an opportunity to show her contemplative acting style, Douglas added.

"When I saw what she was bringing to her audition I felt like she accessing a very deep inner well of feeling. But it also felt raw and unpredictable and, when I began writing, the question became 'OK, how do we draw on that ability?'" he wrote.