Sia takes bold step into movie directing
Sia is to direct her frequent music video collaborator, US dancer Maddie Ziegler, in a new movie called Sister.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 39-year-old Australian singer-songwriter shared the news at the Venice International Film Festival, adding that she wrote the screenplay eight years ago.
Sia said: "I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie, because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project, because I am a singer... And then last year after I made the Chandelier video, I realised that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver."
Ziegler, 12, has starred in three of Sia's music videos, Chandelier, Elastic Heart and Big Girls Cry.
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