Go remote for stronger stories, says Tailings director Stevie Cruz-Martin

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The director of new SBS series The Tailings talks about filmmaking on the remote West Coast of Tasmania, the resilience of local communities and the complexity of tough female characters.

Director Stevie Cruz-Martin was born near the Highlands of Scotland, then moved as a child to Perth, so she knows what it feels like to be outside the centre of the action. In late 2020 she was working on the wild west coast of Tasmania, directing the three-week shoot of The Tailings, an SBS Digital Original short series premiering this Easter.

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