|Directed by||Robert Luketic|
|Written by||Tania Lacy|
|Starring|| Tania Lacy |
|July 31, 1997|
Titsiana Booberini is a 1997 Australian short film directed by Robert Luketic, written by and starring Tania Lacy, also starring Sophie Lee, and Roz Hammond.
Initially entered at the Telluride Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, the film's success led to it being screened at film festivals all over the world.It won "Best Film" at the Aspen Shortsfest, and lead actress Tania Lacy's performance won her the "Best Actress Award" at the Exposure Film Festival in Brisbane. Its positive reception at Sundance caught the interest of several high-profile studios, leading to Luketic being offered the directing position for Legally Blonde . At one point in 1998, there were plans to make a full-length version with Miramax.
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