From "Second Team" to the Spotlight: Ria Pavia Talks Directorial Debut, Creating Artistic Space

Maisy Menzies

January 2021

Throughout a career spanning upwards of thirty years, Pavia was encouraged by various colleagues to try her hand at directing. "Second Team", her first short film about two stand-in actors who just broke up and have a massive fight on camera, was born out of her desire to have a directorial sample for her portfolio. It has now been featured at fourteen film festivals across the country.

Throughout a career spanning upwards of thirty years, Pavia was encouraged by various colleagues to try her hand at directing. "Second Team", her first short film about two stand-in actors who just broke up and have a massive fight on camera, was born out of her desire to have a directorial sample for her portfolio. It has now been featured at fourteen film festivals across the country.