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CREATE – Film
March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
This year we have two short films to enjoy. All films highlight inspirational artists with different abilities.
Short Films by Bus Stop Films
Bus Stop Films has been in operation since 2009, teaching adults with intellectual disabilities and others from marginalised communities film studies. They use filmmaking and the film industry to change community attitudes globally around the rights and contribution to society of, and by, people with a disability.
Gary’s so used to caring for his disabled daughter Jess, he can do it in his sleep. But when the in-laws come to stay, everyone will get a wake-up call.
Inclusively made with the support of Screen NSW as part of their Screenability strategy and premiering at Sydney Film Festival in 2020. ‘Groundhog Night’ is a brilliant dramedy written by and starring the amazing Emily Dash, and directed by and starring our very own Genevieve Clay-Smith, among a stellar cast including Robyn Nevin, John Batchelor, Susan Prior and Chris Haywood! Shot on location in “The Shire”, BSF student Rawley Reynolds Co-Directed the production which was Produced by our awesome COO Dianna La Grassa.
What was it like?:
Eight filmmakers with an intellectual disability interview their parents about what it was like when doctors delivered the news of their diagnosis.
Inclusively made by students attending the Bus Stop Accessible Film Studies Program and funding through Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation. Directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith.
Please note: total duration 45 minutes