S1 E4: Sharing stories through the stage and screen with Sophie Henderson | Actor, Screenwriter, film maker

S1 E4: Sharing stories through the stage and screen with Sophie Henderson | Actor, Screenwriter, film maker

This week on The Creative Mother Podcast host Kate Hursthouse talks to screenwriter, actor, film maker and mum of two Sophie Henderson.

Sophie has worked extensively for Silo Theatre as an actor and was named Metro’s Best Actress in both 2009 and 2014, for her work with the company in THE SCENE and BELLEVILLE. She has been in a number of film and television productions including HUMAN TRACES, THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE DYING and the iconic OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE. Her first screenplay, FANTAIL in which she also starred, won over audiences at home and overseas. FANTAIL premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival and picked up a People’s Choice Award at Melbourne International Film Festival. Her second film BABY DONE with Taika Waititi’s Piki Films starring Rose Matafeo and Matthew Lewis was released internationally in 2020. And her third film THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING was also released in 2021 and had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival where it received a Nora Ephron Award Special Jury Mention. 

Links from todays episode:


Baby Done 

The Justice of Bunny King


Silo Theatre

Basement Theatre


Inspired by:

The Worst Person in the World



The Dropout 


Listening to:

The Bad Art Friend podcast



Things they don’t teach you in art school


 About your host:

 Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand-painted murals. 

She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding, and inspiration.





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