Lucy McKendrick, Fuck Me, Richard: ‘Vulnerability can make us desperate’

McKendrick's short is one of 20 to feature at the upcoming SXSW Festival in Texas, and the only one by an Australian.

Lucy McKendrick isn’t one to let improbable odds dissuade her. 

From more than 10,000 short films submitted for the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Texas, McKendrick’s – Fuck Me, Richard – was one of 20 chosen. And the sole Aussie representative. 

Now based in the US, the Australian actor and filmmaker wrote, directed, and starred in the project, which was shot in New York City and edited in Melbourne. 

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Tahlia Norrish (@tahlianorrish) is an Aussie-Brit actor, writer, and current MPhil Candidate at the University of Queensland's School of Sport Sciences. After graduating from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Distinction, Acting & Musical Theatre) and Rose Bruford College (First Class Hons, Acting), Tahlia founded The Actor's Dojo — a pioneering coaching program centred on actor peak performance and holistic well-being.