Kate worked with Daisy during her time on Mirrah Foulkes debut film (starring Mia Wasikowska) Judy and Punch. During her 5 week shoot in Melbourne, Kate tutored Daisy in Maths, English, History, Geography and Religious studies so she could stay up to date with her schoolwork whilst filming.
This was Daisy’s first professional production and Kate found a calming and joyous way of approaching school studies around a long weeks shoot. Given that she also has a long standing career as an Acting coach, she understood what Daisy’s weeks were like and could help her find balance between the elation and challenges of such an exciting life event.
She played Drama games at the beginning of some of their sessions and talked through Daisy’s experiences on set answering any questions she might have (any questions I might have too as a parent navigating the film industry for the first time); and always found a way of approaching one of Daisy’s most challenging school subjects, Maths is a fun and creative way.
We would have no hesitation in asking for Kate’s mentorship on any future production Daisy might work on. Kate is a lovely, inspirational soul with such a calming presence. She has a very positive mind and approaches every new aspect of life enthusiastically. Forever grateful that our paths have crossed.
Until next time...
Nicola Axon. Mother of Daisy.