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Unformatted text preview: laser guns seem a bit childish, it’s going to take more than that for women to like it.
Women want something with more realism and emotional complexity. That’s why I love I Am
Evangeline, it’s Sci-fi for girls because it’s a great story and has a strong sense of reality”.
Publicist - I Am Evangeline
0410 997 997 ELLIOTTclinton-3439534-COMM2360-Media Kit 3 Profile - Christine Rogers
Christine Rogers’ screen writing has always been dark. She loves complex female characters
who overcome difficulties. During Christine’s childhood she used to dream of meeting her
biological parents. Throughout her life she’s questioned the ‘legitimacy’ of identity. How much of
whom you are is a result of your genetics? Can relationships hold as much value without the
strong ties of blood? Does being infertile mean you’re not legitimate?
Evangeline is a second class citizen, a clone living in the shadow of her original. She is hoping to
find a cure for her sleeping defect by finding her mother. Sound Familiar? It should. Evangeline
is an alternate version of Christine’s own story of self discovery. Questions (Also available as .mp3)
Why did you write about such personal things?
I wanted to make a film that explores identity. Being adopted had a profound impact on me as I
was growing up. With Evangeline I could share the essence of that with a wider audience. My
journey changed me and shaped me into the woman I am today.
Why do you think it’s important for women to embrace Science Fiction?
Science fiction is all about a story. Women can lose themselves in a good book perhaps even
more than men. I feel women can overanalyze life and miss out in the fun involved with letting
their imaginations run wild. Science fiction knows no boundaries and I think is a great genre for
creativity. A lot of people associate it with nerds but it’s all about the possibilities. Women need to
think of the possibilities open to th...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2014 for the course COMM 2360 taught by Professor Carolinevandepol during the Two '13 term at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
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