Actress Hannah Marshall has picked up the Best Actress gong at the inaugural Niagara integrated Film Festival (NIFF) for her role opposite Josh McConville and Alex Dimitriades in Hugh Sullivan’s South Australia-shot feature The Infinite Man.
According to Marshall’s interview with The Mail, “It was a bit of a shock and I wasn’t anticipating it at all … I made some sort of garbled acceptance speech.”
Marshall began her career here, appearing in Amazing Extraordinary Friends before moving on to Shortland Street, Burying Brian and Diplomatic Immunity. Since shifting across the ditch she’s appeared in All Saints and Packed to the Rafters.
The Infinite Man had its premiere at SXSW an has since played Newport Beach and Edinburgh. Later this month it plays Korea’s fantastic film fest, PiFan, and will have its Australian premiere at the Melbourne IFF.
NIFF (“the festival that treats YOU like the star”) also honoured another Antipodean, Geoffrey Rush, as Best Actor for his turn in The Best Offer. The festival awarded its Best Film gong to Ian Gabriel’s Four Corners.