LGBTIQ filmmakers sharing $180,000 funding for Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary
Create NSW and SBS have announced the six emerging filmmaking teams chosen to create shorts that will air as part of the broadcaster’s coverage of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival in 2018.
Bell Shakespeare and Juvenile Justice with Claire Evans
Since 2010, the Bell Shakespeare Company has run an annual series of workshops at juvenile justice centres, aimed at helping young detainees build self-confidence and find their voice. Recently the company launched their most ambitious undertaking to date: a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre for Boys.
From NSW filmmaker Nora Niasari comes Casa Antunez, screening at Antenna Documentary Film Festival. The devastating Chilean earthquake of 2010 damaged over 370,000 homes. The city of Talca was near its epicentre, and many historic neighbourhoods were left in ruins.
Sarah Scheller on writing motherhood satire: The Letdown
With the pilot episode receiving the 2016 AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television, The Letdown, continues with the developing friendships and lives of a parents’ group thrown together through the circumstance of timing. Ahead of its release at the end of October we spoke withco-writer Sarah Scheller about the series.
Interview with Ayse Toprak – the making of Mr Gay Syria
Mr Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian men: Husein, a barber and refugee in Istanbul, and Mahmoud, who lives in Berlin working part time at a NGO helping gay asylum seekers. What brings them together is a crazy dream: to join the international beauty contest, Mr. Gay World, as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility.
The Create NSW hotdesks at Charlie’s, Australians in Film creative workspace for the Australian screen production community in Los Angeles, has limited space available in October-December 2017 and we are calling for applications from NSW-based practitioners.