ABORIGINAL & ISLANDER FILMMAKERS NETWORKING SESSION
Tuesday April 9th 2013 2:00pm – 5:00pm
South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC)
Adelaide Studios – Green Room
226 Fullarton Road, Glenside
South Australia, 5065
Attention Community Members, Story Tellers, Film Makers and Writers!
The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) will be hosting an information gathering and networking session for Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Straits) interested and emerging filmmakers.
Come along and hear about the opportunities on offer presented by representatives from the following organisations:
– Screen Australia
– Media Resource Centre (MRC)
An excellent opportunity to hear how funding bodies operate and how YOU can work towards profitable opportunities to enable the sharing of our voices and visions get out to a wider audience. Our Stories Our Way!
Don’t miss out, RSVP Now!
GETTING TO KNOW THE TALENT IN OUR OWN BACK YARD
Alexis West Aboriginal, Kanak, Caucasian woman, creator, performer, voice over talent, choreographer, director, artist, writer and collaborator.
Working with No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability creating and performing innovative pieces such as KNOWING HOME with Disabled Indigenous Performers. Creating the documentary behind the scenes of KNOWING HOME.
BLACK WHEELS, shortlisted for 2012 Edward Albee Inscription Scholarship.
First prize for poetry competition ‘Open Your Mind’ published in ‘Mind Frames’ 2011.
Short film JUMP AND BOUNCE debuted imagineNative film festival Toronto 2011.
Writing documentary THE KINGS SEAL and feature film BLACK HACK guidance by Stephen Cleary and Christopher Vogler. Late, great performers, writers, activists mentored Alexis. Commissioned with artist Marijana Tadic for major public artwork sculpture.
ALEXIS WEST – 0413 544 160
Creative Consultant, Collaborator, Writer, Director, Performer
ABN: 84 579 702 920
Current You’re Dreaming Projects – Knowing Home and Black Wheels
KNOWING HOME Removed, displaced and disoriented, 12 disabled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers reconnect to country and kin via a multi-media performance journey mapped with unexpected humour, tenacity and grace.
BLACK WHEELS is in early development. Draft One deals with a group of characters dealing with difficult situations, power struggles and shifts of status. Protagonist Billy has to cope with his new life in a wheel chair after a promising career as a football player ended tragically. Once a carer for his brother now Billy must be cared by him. Billy also must deal with a hidden secret whilst attempting reconcile his family. Alexis West (c)
USEFUL LINKS for Story Tellers, Film Makers and Writers
SA Film Corporation http://www.filmsa.org.au
Media Resource Centre http://www.mrc.org.au
Screen Australia http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au