Jeneffa Soldatic in 2018 has directed the films: Azzurro with Giacomo Gianniotti from Grey’s Anatomy, NOMINATED for Italian Contemporary Film Festival Best Short Film, in Toronto, Super 80 WINNING selection of the 2018 Straight 8 Film Festival in London BFI, Give me a Minute… premiered at Joy House Film Festival RUNNER UP Best Short, WINNER Best Australian Short Film at the World Film Fair in NYC, Ordinary, filmed in Los Angeles soon to be released. For theatre in 2018 she directed Things I Know to be True for Australian Theatre Company and The Hammer for San Diego Fringe Festival. In 2017 for theatre she directed The Incredible Here and Now commissioned by THE NATIONAL THEATRE of Parramatta with Wayne Harrison, and The Normal Heart at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, for the Marriage Equality vote. She has directed/developed numerous award winning theatre/film productions internationally; Then That Happened web series NOMINATED LA WebFest, Be Careful What You Wish for Edinburgh Fringe, WINNER-Pick of the Fringe Dolores, Mrs President, and the MULTI AWARD WINNER Speaking in Tongues for Australian Theatre Company, in LA. In a producing role she also produced/develop and story edit many documentaries that have gone on to major film festivals; Yes Madam, Sir with Helen Mirren premiered at TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL TIFF, Highlights: performing The Guardian Angel at the Living Theatre by personal invitation from Judith Malina, starring in the all female Waiting for Godot at the original Circle in the Square NYC, and touring with The Polyphonic Spree, supporting David Bowie. Jeneffa is an on-set and private Acting Coach to many accomplished award winning international actors and also at major international drama schools. She continues to hold acting workshops in Sydney, Caracas Venezuela, Perth, Paris, NYC, Bangkok and London as per invitation and is regularly invited to give master-classes, talk on panels and judge work internationally at Pace University in NYC, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok University, National Institute of Dramatic Art, University of New South Wales, Commune of Avigliano Umbro in Italy, Actors Centre Australia and is a current board member of Fundación Gimnasio de Actores in Venezuela as Head of the Advisory Council. After receiving her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC she became a proud life member of the Actors Studio. She was recently invited to the new Directors Unit of the Actors Studio in NYC under multi-award winner Estelle Parsons and appointed as Adjunct Professor at Pace University Performing Arts School in NYC.
What do you love most about Your City?
I don’t have one city as home, I travel a lot for work, but let’s say NYC as I am here at the moment. I lived and studied here for my whole 20’s and there is nothing I love more that riding my bike or walking the streets while listening to music. It’s like being the star of your own music video. Theses days I have graduated from my old Discman to my iPhone.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Café Mogador in the East Village. It’s been my favourite breakfast café for 20 years and I always get the Haloumi Eggs with gluten free toast… Ok I’m now hungry.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – sleeping, I am late to bed and late to rise if I don’t have an early call time.
10:00 AM – I am in class teaching at Pace University, which is one of the reasons why I am in NYC at the moment, that is right, “Professor Soldatic”.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
The Beekman Hotel. It’s old school grandeur is beautiful
7:00 PM – At The Actors Studio, seeing Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, starring the brilliant Chris Stack and Agatha Nowicki. They worked on this play in session for a while and every time I was there, their rehearsals were magnificent. True masters working in the way we do at The Actors Studio.
11:00 PM – Finally home on the Lower East Side in NYC. Getting ready for bed and I will read through a script that was just sent to me to consider.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Water! I can never drink enough… and at the end of the day, as a good European, I always have a glass of red wine… some days 2.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
My heart app… I am always wanting to see how many steps I have done at the end of day!
What should everyone try at least once?
Where do you enjoy getting lost?