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When I began my journey as a Producer I didn't quite understand what the role was, beyond building and managing projects and relationships; Fast forward to now and through my work I have not only expanded and explored my own creative voice, but contributed to building a collective of talented and diverse filmmakers who share my passion for increased diversity on Australian screens.

 

My priority when choosing which projects to support is always authenticity, and good intentions. I want to see characters that look like real people, that speak to real issues, and don't ignore the reality of the day-to-day for a diverse range of cultures, and social classes. Everyone deserves to see themselves represented on screen, and in the media they consume. Represented in this collection of short films is factual and narrative work created by multiple directors within the collective, with distinct and varying perspectives.

 

I acknowledge, and pay my respects to the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation whose land we have used to develop and produce our work. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.


El Niño

2017

Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier

An Argentinian migrant drives her teenage son to the city to meet his father for the first time.

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Burning in the Mekong

Orson Dijle

Feeling emasculated after a run-in with a disgruntled customer, a car wrecker becomes determined to regain his distorted sense of manhood. The full director's cut, with extended and added scenes.

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The Turks Are Coming!

2020

Baris Ulusoy and Orson Dijle

The Turks Are Coming! offers a look into a group of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants banding together to keep their culture alive in their home away from home. Living in a diverse major city, this group of men speak the universal language of music to share their heritage with audiences new and old. Though the songs and costumes are ancient, this is a story about celebrating today.

This piece provides a sample for an intended longer series of work, capturing a sense of culture within immigrant communities, through the exchange of art.

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Katarsis

2020

Baris Ulusoy

A childhood full of his father's stories leaves a young man questioning why his mother's never had the same attention.

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You & Me, Baby

2020

Guillermo Ignacio

In a medication-induced sleep, Faye communicates with her deceased child in a series of bizarre dreams that force her to face the truths of her unhappy reality.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, create and live, and we recognise that Sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.