All in her Stride

55 min. documentary; completed August 2014

Leverne McDonnell was an Australian actor and a close friend and colleague. When she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she wanted to make a statement about voluntary euthanasia, so we made a documentary together about how she lived her life and her death - both with great humour.

While voluntary euthanasia has been legalised in some countries, it is not legal in Australia despite support for it by the majority of the population in opinion polls.

Trailer

Awards and Screenings

  • Best Documentary Short at 2015 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)
  • Best Documentary Short at 2015 Mexico International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Short at 2015 Indie Gathering International Film Festival (USA)
  • Best Documentary Short at 2015 BLOW-UP / Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival (USA)
  • Special Jury Remi Award for Short Documentary at 2015 WorldFest-Houston (USA)
  • International Gold Award for Short Documentary at 2015 IFCOM Festival (Indonesia)
  • (International Film Competition Festival)
  • International Special Jury Award to Leverne McDonnell at 2015 IFCOM Festival
  • Filmmaker of the Year Gold Award at International Filmmakers of the Year 2015 Awards
  • Platinum Award Winner at 2015 International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues & Zero Discrimination (Indonesia)
  • Platinum Award Winner for Documentary Short at 2015 World Documentary Awards (Indonesia)
  • Silver Award Winner in 2014 International Independent Film Awards (USA)
  • Exceptional Merit Award at 2015 Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition
  • for Documentary Viewer Impact: Motivational/ Inspirational (USA)
  • Award of Merit: Documentary Short in 2014 IndieFEST Film Awards (USA)
  • Award of Merit: Women Filmmakers in 2014 Accolade Competition (USA)
  • Award of Merit: Women Filmmakers in 2015 Best Shorts Competition (USA)
  • Award of Excellence in Shorts Documentary at 2016 WRPN.TV Short, Tight & Loose Short film competition (USA)
  • Honourable Mention at SaMo Indie 2015 (Santa Monica, USA)
  • Special Mention at I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2015 (Spain)
  • Special Mention at 2016 Snowdance Independent Film Festival (Germany)
  • Best Documentary Feature nomination at 2015 Great Lakes International Film Festival (USA)
  • Best Documentary Feature nomination at 2015 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
  • Best Documentary Short nomination at 2015 Lombardy International Film Festival (Italy)Best Documentary nomination at 2015 Depth of Field International Film Festival (USA)
  • Best Documentary nomination at 2016 Sydney Indie Film Festival Awards (Australia)Best Director nomination for a Documentary Short at 2015 Lombardy Int. Film Festival
  • Best Director nomination for Documentary in 2015 Australian Directors Guild Award
  • Best Director nomination in 2015 BLOWUP / Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at Women’s Director International Film Festival 2014 (India)
  • Official Selection at 2015 SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
  • Official Selection at 2015 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2015 Riverside International Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2015 Louisville International Festival of Film (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2015 Awareness Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2015 American Psychological Association Film Festival
  • Official Selection at 2015 Orlando Film Festival (USA)
  • Official selection at 2015 Cutting Edge Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2016 Florida Movie Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection at 2016 Norwich Radical Film Festival (UK)

Creative Team

  • Producers FIONA COCHRANE & LEVERNE McDONNELL
  • Director FIONA COCHRANE
  • Cinematographer & Editor ZBIGNIEW FRIEDRICH

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