Ruby's short film, MumLife, screened in official competition in the 2022 La Cinef section at Cannes Film Festival. Five weeks earlier she had given birth to her second baby, so she packed up her family of four and took them to the festival! MumLife is a 15 minute musical about post-natal anxiety and is now enjoying a festival run.
Ruby directed, co-produced and was one of the story creators on the recently released episodic show 'Next' - a drama episodic filmed specifically for release on social media. Check it out @nexttheseries on Tiktok or Instagram. Ruby is developing an Action/Musical with a mother protagonist as well as a Horror about three generations of women and their mother/daughter relationship.
Ruby completed her Masters of Screen Arts in Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2021. She wrote her thesis on motherhood and the cinema, looking at mothers in front and behind the screen, which is being released on Instagram. She has continued to further the discussion about mothers in film through her podcast Mums In Film. Listen on any podcast platform and find us @mumsinfilm. In her first year at AFTRS, she directed a horror short film, Hyde, which is also doing the festival rounds.
Ruby has been on film sets since she was born - legend has it her first trip after the hospital was a film set to visit her dad (she was born during his film shoot - sorry dad). Following her unofficial education in filmmaking, her career in the film industry began in the Art and Costume departments, which took her all around Australia.
Her first short film as Director/Producer/Writer, Daily Bread, played at festivals around Australia and the world and winning awards including the St Kilda Film Festival People’s Choice.