Watch: Tropfest 2018 winner, Two Piece, by VCA alumna Greta Nash

Still from Two Piece (2018), by Greta Nash.
Still from Two Piece (2018), by Greta Nash.

Alumna Greta Nash’s film Two Piece took top honours at Tropfest 2018, and you can watch it here.

By Sophie Duran

Recent Film and Television alumna Greta Nash was awarded first place at Tropfest 2018, Australia’s top short film festival, in an awards ceremony in Sydney on Saturday night.

Her winning film, Two Piece, was selected from 16 finalists by a star-studded judging panel including Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon and Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths.

A coming-of-age story about a young girl’s nightmarish bikini-shopping trip with her mother, Two Piece was inspired by Nash’s own personal experiences as a teenager.

Nash graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015 with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television). The film was produced by fellow VCA alumnae Gillian Crosby (Bachelor of Fine Arts – Film and Television – 2015) and Gabrielle McLeod (Master of Producing 2017). The film’s 14-year-old star Freya Van Dyke-Goodman also won the award for Best Actress.

Nash walked away with several prizes, including a new car, $10,000 cash, and a range of industry opportunities including a week of meetings in Los Angeles with studios, agents and film industry professionals.

Tropfest Founder and Executive Chair John Polson paid tribute to Nash in a statement.

“A huge congratulations to Greta on being crowned winner of Tropfest 2018 tonight, at just 23 years old! The films we enjoyed this evening represented a great mix of diverse Australian narratives.

“It’s films like Two Piece that highlight what Tropfest is all about – sharing great stories that might not otherwise be told.”