COVID-19 Pandemic Profile: Libby Butler

Title:
COVID-19 Pandemic Profile: Libby Butler
NFSA ID:
1638272
Year:
2020
Category:
Access fees

Libby Butler is an experienced freelance scriptwriter, mainly through FremantleMedia for series such as Neighbours and most recently Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries.

With the impact of the 2020 pandemic on the production of TV, Libby temporarily channelled her creativity elsewhere.

Together with Lewis Mulholland she created, wrote, produced and directed the online series Loving Captivity, a 6 x 6-minute short form romantic comedy about a single mother finding unlikely love in lockdown.

Debuting on Facebook at the height of Melbourne's second COVID-19 wave, Loving Captivity garnered huge acclaim in mainstream media and over 100K views within its first month of release.

In this clip, Libby discusses the freedom that a social media platform allowed her in the creation of the series, the public responseĀ and the bittersweet experience of having a huge hit just as Melbourne went into stage 4 lockdown.