Short-listed from thousands of scripts, Gnome Matter What produced great success when performed at the Short+Sweet festival in Sydney earlier this year.
The play, written by Dona Parise, went into the wildcards finals where it was voted best play by the audience on the last day of the competition.
Ms Parise was extremely pleased with the result, and the experience as a whole.
“It was an amazing feeling getting into the finals because just getting there isn’t easy,” she said.
“There were 10 other plays performed on the Sunday as well, and ours received 80 percent of the audience vote which, when you think about it is an absolutely huge number.
“We all worked very hard to get it up and running so to know that others enjoyed it is a great feeling.”
Not to say she didn’t want to come away victorious, but despite being a veteran at these types of events, Ms Parise said the experience is one that she’d always treasure.
“Just being a part of it all was prize enough but to receive the accolades that we did made it even better,” she said.
“It's more that you get in there and the industry professionals get to watch it.
The play even got a little added attention from one of the judges.
“After the first time the play was on, one of the judges actually bought the rights of the play so that it could be performed at other venues, which gave me a real sense of pride.”
With that now done and dusted, she is looking down the track for other ways to get people involved in creative arts.
One initiative that she is in the process of starting is ‘movie a month.’
She said that a lot of hard work and dedication will be go into it, but in the end, will be worth it.
“On the same weekend each month (for an entire year) a short film is created, typed up, filmed and then it enters post production just in time for the next month’s film to get under way,” she said.
“I want to start doing an exercise into how far we can push the envelope because this would be a lot of hard work but it'll also be a lot of fun and a wonderful experience for those involved.”
She also said that people of all interests and ambitions should feel free to come on board.
“There'll be all kinds of genres to bring the passion out of people, things like stop motion or even a silent film would be genres I’d love to explore.
“I’m looking to start around December and if anybody out there wants to be involved they’re more than welcome.
“Whether they’re looking to act, be a part of the stage crew or just want to help out, it’s open to everybody to enjoy”