Rhiannon Bannenberg is an emerging Australian filmmaker who in 2010 completed a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance at the Australian Institute of Music. In 2011 she commenced a Masters Degree in Music and independently composed, performed and produced contemporary pop album Across The Ground. Rhiannon’s credits include Chocolate Oyster, Embedded and the most recent feature film, Ambrosia.
Who would you like to have coffee with and why?
John Keats. I’d like to ask him about love, Fanny Brawne and how he faced his inevitable death so valiantly.
What has been your biggest WOW moment?
My feature film ‘Ambrosia’ is centred around a young woman who has chronic pain. A big wow moment has been strangers thanking me for expressing something they have experienced, something that has made them feel incredibly isolated and overwhelmed.
One word to describe you.
Ardent. Tenacious….sorry. I can’t count.
Best advice you’ve been given?
Learn to recognise what is out of your control and then let it go. (I’m still trying to do this – but at least I know I should be doing this.)
Also, don’t try to fit too much into a single day. I always lie in bed thinking of all the things I didn’t get done during the day. In my experience, too much stress doesn’t actually make you more productive. Be realistic with your work load and then feel satisfied with what you did get done. Easier said than done though, right?
What are you working on at the moment?
Lots and lots of things, like usual. Some of these ‘things’ include, directing a teen surf film based in Byron, composing the score for a NZ film, cinematographer on an indie road trip thriller, teaching music, reading 10 books at once and trying to be a good daughter, sister, friend and lover. All in a days work!
How can we connect with you on social media?
Sometimes I wish we all just wrote letters. But until that renaissance comes around, you can catch me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course, the Ambrosia Website – www.ambrosiathefilm.com
Ambrosia Facebook Page: Ambrosia The Film