Liz Burton will be returning home this weekend, to host the screening of the film 'A Lion Returns', which she produced.
To be shown at Majestic Cinemas this Saturday, November 21 at 4:00pm the event will include a Q and A session with filmmaker Serhat Caradee and Liz.
Liz said it was her love of drama and the power of performance that would eventually lead to a career as a film producer.
Her family, including parents Tony and Jan Farmer, and friends will be joining Liz for the special screening and she is looking forward to speaking about the film in her hometown.
She attended King Street Pirmary School before heading to Armidale for boarding school during her high school years.
It was in high school that she developed her love of drama and acting and originally thought about becoming an actor before deciding production management was more for her.
She completed a degree at the University of Newcastle and then headed to Sydney to work for leading theatre companies.
A short film she worked on 'Burnout' was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival among other festivals and with that she was hooked.
"You can spend 10 years developing scripts so its long and often not a highly financially rewarding process but I love working in this creative industry," she said.
"At the end of the process your are part of a team that has created something incredible."
Her latest work 'A Lion Returns' is an original story about a young man Jamal (Tyler De Nawi) returning home from the conflict in Syria. After experiencing the horrors of the battlefield in the Middle East and with a burgeoning indignation towards the west, Jamal must now face the consequences of his actions and abandoning his family.
Wanting to see his dying mother, he first has to deal with his strong minded brother, his wife and most importantly his unforgiving father. Why has Jamalreally come back? Is this a plan of his own or is he a confused pawn in a bigger global picture?
She said the film is all set in the one afternoon as Jamal seeks forgiveness.
Liz is currently working on the Katherine Knight story. She was the first woman in Australia sentenced to imprisonment with no parole.