ABOUT

Contact: Aran Michael Management

Instagram/Twitter: @alicefoulcher

Alice Foulcher is an actor / writer from Melbourne, Australia. She frequently collaborates with her husband, director and co-writer Gregory Erdstein – whom she met while studying at the VCA School of Film and Television in 2008. She also has a Drama degree from QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Foulcher’s films, usually comedies, have screened at multiple film festivals internationally. She is best known for the indie comedy THAT’S NOT ME (2017), as well as short films including A BIT RICH (2014, Tropfest ), the critically lauded PICKING UP AT AUSCHWITZ (2012), and PARIS SYNDROME (2016) – all being collaborations with Erdstein. In 2014 she was granted an eight-month writing residency in Paris with Erdstein at the prestigious Cité des Arts Internationale where (aside from eating over 200 croissants and a lot of 3 euro wine) they wrote the screenplay for their debut feature film THAT’S NOT ME – in which Foulcher stars. Appearing in every scene of the film, sometimes twice, Foulcher’s performance has been met with critical acclaim (see below for selected quotes). THAT’S NOT ME had its World Premiere at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, selling out multiple sessions. The film had its Australian Premiere at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival where it was awarded Fourth Place of the Foxtel Movies Audience Awards . It screened at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival to entirely sold out sessions (placing 9th in the Audience Awards), and had its European Premiere at the 2017 Raindance Film Festival. THAT’S NOT ME was released in Australian cinemas in September 2017.

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“An outstanding performance from emerging actor Alice Foulcher takes this lean and plucky film about stymied ambition to another level. At the centre of That’s Not Me is a commanding performance from Foulcher, who establishes herself as a major emerging actor. She has a bit of a Kristen Wiig way about her: funny, but with a jumpy, stiff-necked spirit.”
– The Guardian (4 Stars)

“Alice Foulcher deserves to be a lock for Best Actress (AACTA awards 2017).
[She] conveys low self-esteem with the comedic flair of a Kristin Wiig.”
– Time Out Melbourne (4 Stars)

“Alice Foulcher may well be the comic talent of her age.”
– Film Alert 101

“Foulcher is a knockout. She is unselfconscious and instantly likeable. 
Sibling rivalry, celebrity and chasing dreams have never been so much fun in this energetic, uplifting character-driven comedy that soars as surely as the trajectory of its irresistible star.”
– Urban Cinefile

“An emotionally resonant and comedic quarter life crisis for lead actor, and co-writer, Alice Foulcher.
It really is Foulcher’s show.”
– Junkee

“[Alice Foulcher] shoulders all the drama and gives one of the best twin performances I’ve ever seen… Having nuanced drama embedded in a comedy is a tightrope walk, but she’s got the skills to land it.”
– Ain’t It Cool

“There’s not a dud note in THAT’S NOT ME thanks to a solid foundation in a script by Alice Foulcher and Gregory Erdstein, and anchored by a winning lead performance by Foulcher.”
– Sydney Arts Guide

// training //
2008 Victorian College of the Arts, Masters (Narrative) , School of Film & TV
2006 School of Performance (Acting), University of Leeds, UK (6 Month Exchange Program)
2004 Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama)

// accolades //
2017    Sydney Film Festival – Winner, Foxtel Movies Audience Awards, Top Ten (fourth place – That’s Not Me)
2017    Melbourne International Film Festival – Audience Awards, Top Ten (ninth place – That’s Not Me)
2014    Artist in Residency – 8 months at the Cité des Arts, Paris, France
2014    Tropfest Finalist, ‘A Bit Rich’
2012    St Kilda Film Festival; Nominated: Best Comedy, ‘Picking Up at Auschwitz’
2012    SBS TV Shorts on Screen: ‘Picking Up at Auschwitz’
2011    Angry Film Festival, Winner: Best Screenplay & Best Actress, ‘Going, Going’
2009   VCA Showcase Awards; Winner: Best Masters Film, Best Masters Script, Overall Outstanding Post-Graduate Student; Nominated: Best Editing, Film With a Potential Theatre Release, (for short film Going, Going)

// film festivals //
THAT’S NOT ME (debut feature film) – Official Selection:
2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival – World Premiere
2017 Sydney Film Festival –Australian Premiere (4th in Audience Awards)
2017 Raindance Film Festival – European Premiere
2017 Melbourne International Film Festival (9th in Audience Awards)
2017 New Zealand International Film Festival
2017 Brisbane International Film Festival
2017 Phoenix Film Festival
2017 Palm Beach International Film Festival
2017 Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival
2017 Byron Bay Film Festival
2017 Great Barrier Reef International Film Festival
2017 Festival des Antipodes

SHORT FILMS selected for film festivals including: Tropfest, St Kilda Film Festival, Flickerfest International Film Festival, CinefestOz Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, St Louis International Film Festival, Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, LA Femme International Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival, Festival du Premier Court-Metrage, Angry Film Festival, World of Women’s (WOW) Film Festival.

// recent press (selected) //
THE GUARDIAN: (Review) That’s Not Me review – smart, low-budget dramedy putting creators on path to stardom (FOUR STARS) (September 2017)
TIME OUT: (Review) That’s Not Me: Review (FOUR STARS) (September 2017)
THE AUSTRALIAN: (Review) That’s Not Me: Aussie indie films worth seeing  (September 2017)
FAIRFAX NEWSPAPERS: Are the couple behind That’s Not Me Australia’s answer to Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (August 2017)
URBAN CINEFILE: (Review) That’s Not Me (September 2017)
THE HUFFINGTON POST: What Is It Like To Try And Be More Famous Than Someone With Your Exact Face (September 2017)
HERALD SUN : (Review) That’s Not Me a funny low-key comedy of mistaken identity and unrecognised talent (September 2017)
CONCRETE PLAYGROUND: (Review) That’s Not Me Review (September 2017)
TIME OUT MELBOURNE: 6 Australian Films that have blown us away at MIFF (August 2017)
TIME OUT MELBOURNE: 35 Australian movies are eligible for the AACTA Awards this year (August 2017)
(“Co-writer-star Alice Foulcher deserves to be a lock for Best Actress.”)
COURIER MAIL: Alice Foulcher finds success in creative partnership with her director husband (August 2017)
HERALD SUN: Double Trouble in Fame Game (July 2017)
JUNKEE: (Review) Sydney Film Festival Review: That’s Not Me (June 2017)
SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE: (Review) That’s Not Me (Sydney Film Festival 2017) (June 2017)
FILM ALERT 1101: (Review) That’s Not Me (Sydney Film Festival 2017) (June 2017)
2SER 107.3: (Review) SFF 21016: That’s Not Me (June 2017)
SWITCH: (Review) That’s Not Me: A Marvel of Indie Ingenuity (June 2017)
THE REEL BITS: (Review) That’s Not Me (SFF 2017) (June 2017)
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: “Sydney Film Festival announces Casey Affleck, Whitney Houston and werewolf films” (April 2017)
THE AUSTRALIAN: “Sydney Film Festival names 2017 titles, adds Randwick venue” (April 2017)
AIN’T IT COOL: (Review) “Copernicus is a fan of THAT’S NOT ME at SBIFF” (February 2017)
INDIEWIRE: “Exclusive Clip: An Identical Twin Uses Her Sister’s Celebrity For Personal Gain” (February 2017)
HERALD SUN: “Melbourne film makers taste success for debut feature film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival” (February 2017)
FILMINK: “Gregory Erdstein and Alice Foulcher: Playing the Fame Game in That’s Not Me” (February 2017)
SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT: “SBIFF 2017: Must-See Movies at This Year’s Festival” (January 2017)
SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT: “Meet the Filmmakers – That’s Not Me” (January 2017)
CINEMA AUSTRALIA: “World premiere announced for Gregory Erdstein’s That’s Not Me – See the trailer here” (January 2017)
FILMINK: “That’s Not Me Trailer” (January 2017)
JUNKEE: “Six Young Aussies Who Are Doing Awesome Stuff in Film” (September 2016)
FILMINK: “Alice Foulcher: In the City of Lights” (August 2016)
CINEMA AUSTRALIA: “Interview: Gregory Erdstein and Alice Foulcher on their new Australian comedy That’s Not Me” (August 2016)

Photo: Sarah Walker