When Eileen takes her elderly mother to a café for a hot chocolate and a treat, things go downhill quickly.
Mum, who suffers from advanced dementia, becomes angry over something – so much so that Eileen has to flee to the bathroom to regroup.
But on the way there, she can’t avoid the handsome, indifferent young man in the “cocaine” T-shirt, or the pretty girls with their asinine chatter…
And every small encounter seems so pointed, as though intended just for her – each a placeholder in her own private equation of doubt and loss.
And then she returns from the bathroom only to find that her mother is not at the table anymore.
It’s the last straw, and Eileen is furious and panic-stricken.
But then, just as she’s on the verge of unraveling entirely, something happens…
Will she find mum? And what will she do if and when she does?
Hidden Treasure is a film about loneliness, amnesia, and a surprising opportunity for forgiveness.
It was sink or swim time for Heather when she was selected for a Shakespearean tour with Sir Donald Wolfit in which she played Maria in ‘Twelfh Night’ and Hero in ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ So began a long professional career during which time Heather has played many and varied roles in theatre and television. She was equally prepared to commit murder for the sake of her helpless sisters – as Ellen Creed in ‘Ladies in Retiremnt’ – as she was to bring about the conviction of an innocent girl as Nanny Smith in ‘Potato Factory.’ Heather continues to bring both enthusiasm and a highly professional approach to the work she loves.
Melinda has been performing in theatre since the age of 12 & has always had a love of the performing arts. Her formal training in performing arts comprised of an Honours degree in Performance/Literature/Creative Arts. On completion of her studies she devised a self -directed performance piece based on representations of women in film. She has always had an interest in pursuing creative ventures through film & formed a not for profit charity production company Films4Change Inc in 2015 which has been a great joy.
She has recently had the pleasure performing in films & has taken on the role of producing & performing in her own short film ‘Something about Bindis’. “I am so happy to have been able to bring Bindis to life through film, as it was a play that truly resonated within me for many years after originally performing it on stage”.
Melinda enjoys exploring her love of performing through the medium of film & being a part of “Hidden Treasure” was a delight.
My interest in healthy living and the natural world has strongly influenced my life choices. In 2009 I went to university, and I now hold two degrees: a Bachelor of Science with Marine Biology and Ecology majors; and a Master of Philosophy in Biological Science. It was during my university days that I discovered my interest in acting by working as an extra. This line of work exposed me to films, TV series and commercials, and led to full-time work on the feature film Gods of Egypt. My work on the film as Brenton Thwaite’s stand-in and body double cemented my interest in acting, after which I took up casual acting classes at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. I also began modelling. After a hiatus in 2015, during which I travelled the world surfing, I returned with the intention of advancing my careers in acting and science. This year I plan to expand my acting resumé, and following Hidden Treasure I will be commencing work on another short film (The Knockoffs). I am also currently doing an internship as an environmental consultant. In my spare time I enjoy weights, reading, surfing, swimming and free diving.