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GRACEFUL GIRLS Dir: Olivia Peniston-Bird

Graceful Girls ~ Feature documentary ~ Trailer 
Premiered at the 2015 Melbourne Int’l Film Festival
Winner #1 Documentary MIFF People’s Choice Awards
Thirdrow Films & Optimism Film
Producer/Director: Olivia Peniston-Bird
Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong
Producer/Editor: Nigel Karikari
In the beautiful, physically demanding and uniquely Australian dance sport of Calisthenics, there is only one solo prize that matters: ‘Most Graceful Girl’.

Short synopsis

This Feature Documentary follows Brianna Lee, 26 year-old school-teacher and Calisthenics lover, and her lifelong dream to finally win Calisthenics’ most prestigious title, the ‘Most Graceful Girl’ competition.

After placing second three years in a row, and being controversially stripped of the State Title, she knows this year is her last chance to win. With the help of uncompromising, legendary coach Diane Synnott, the grande Dame of the re-birthed ‘Regent Calisthenics Club’ she struggles to perfect her routine, lay all her ghosts to rest and produce the best performance of her life.