Year of production2012
Broadcast and production partnersABC2
Not only has she got pink extensions, painted on eyebrows, glitter stockings and superman hotpants, Starlady’s a youth worker in some of Australia’s most remote and challenging places. And she reckons that hairdressing can improve people’s lives.
Like a real life Priscilla, Starlady takes us on a Queen of the Desert journey to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, where she’ll work with a group of curious and cheeky young people.
‘Queen of the Desert’ is part of the Opening Shot initiative and is supported by ABC Television, Screen Australia and Screen Territory.
Executive ProducerSally Ingleton
EditorSimon Wright & Rosie Jones
Sound RecordistWill Sheridan
WinnerBest Short Documentary, Bloody Hero Film Festival, Phoenix, USA, 2013
Winner (Tied)Audience Award, Transcreen Amsterdam, 2013
WinnerAudience Award, Translations Film Festival, Seattle USA, 2013
Special Jury MentionRio Gay Film Festival, Brazil, 2013
Audience AwardDown Under Berlin Film Festival, 2013