Hellie Turner began her theatre career as a performer with the avant-garde group theatre troupe, CAST. During this time, she participated in more than thirty theatre events. Following the closure of the company towards the end of the eighties, she began to write, direct and produce for the theatre.
She has been the recipient of ARTSWA development funding towards her musical production 'Bone Dry', ScreenWest development funding in February 2001 towards the second draft of her first film script 'The Time of Texas Wall' and in April 2003 further ScreenWest development funding towards the second draft of her television script 'Next of Kin.' (Adapted from information supplied by author)
'The Dreaming Hill incites contemplation, empowering Australians to deeply comprehend the perilous situation our young ANZAC soldiers and nurses found themselves. Geographically isolated from their beloved home and families, awaiting deployment to horrific battlefields, from the Greek island of Lemnos.
'This riveting theatrical production speaks to the enduring spirit of young men and women, confronted by the encroaching shadow of war. The Dreaming Hill captures the tragic deconstruction of carefree innocence, exposing vulnerability, hope and sacrifice.' (Publication summary)