gracie otto

Acting may be in the Otto bloodline (father Barry and sister Miranda) but at 23 Gracie Otto is already an accomplished filmmaker with substantial credits in directing, writing, editing and acting from her bases in Sydney and Los Angeles.

Gracie's major project in 2010 is Rue de Tournon, her first writer/director feature, in development with producer Lisa Shaunessy of Chaotic Pictures and co-written by Augusta Miller. Other 2010 projects include directing her fifth short film The Seamstress; assistant editor of the feature documentary Rocket Compulsion; lead role and editor of the television series pilot Snobs; major supporting role in feature film LBF; featuring in an LA shot music video for Maxine Kauter; and a guest role in the Australian television series Sea Patrol. In between gigs, she is also writing the first draft of an LA inspired thriller, Blonde vs Brunette.

Gracie completed four years of study in film - a two year Screen Production course while at high school (2003-4) and since then a Certificate IV in Film (2005), Diploma in Film (2005) and Advanced Diploma in Film (2006) at the renowned Sydney Film School.

She has directed five short films - The Seamstress (2010), La Meme Nuit (2007), Tango Trois (2005), Broken Beat (2005) and Kill Blondes (2004) that have been acclaimed in many major festivals in Australia and internationally including: Flickerfest (Sydney), St Kilda (Melbourne), European ECU (Paris), Short Film Market (Cannes), Interfilm (Berlin), Palm Springs (USA) Shoot Me (Netherlands), Salento (Italy), Spirit On Screen (NZ), Singapore, Santiago (Chile), Normandy (France) and the Australia-Japan Student Film Festivals (Tokyo).

In 2008 Gracie made a striking double debut as the female lead actor and editor of Australian feature Three Blind Mice which screened in competition to great acclaim at many festivals including London (Winner International Critics Best Film), Toronto, SXSW, Dublin, Thessaloniki (Winner Best Screenplay), Sydney (Highly Commended) and Melbourne Film Festivals.

In the past two years her multiple talents have been recognised as a finalist for three awards - Inside Film Rising Talent, British Council Realise Your Dreams, and twice for SOYA.

To finance her film work, Gracie moonlights as a photographic model and ambassador for many top Australian and international d