Isabel Darling, filmmaker from Batemans Bay is among the regional talent whose film will be screened on ABC iView. Isabel's film is about Corey Stewart (Yuin/Bundjalung man) from Narooma. Nine inspiring and heartwarming short films, produced as part of the Screenworks Createability initiative, have been made available to view online this week via ABC iview.
Each of the nine films showcase an artist with disability living and creating in regional NSW. The release of this collection of short films coincides with International Day of People With Disability which will be observed on Saturday 3rd December 2016. By producing these short films, Screenworks has worked with the participating artists to challenge community attitudes and celebrate abilities, while also providing the funds and opportunities for regional NSW filmmakers to produce short films and gain invaluable ABC broadcast credits. The nine films comprising the Createability collection streaming on ABC iview are:
‘The Battle’, featuring Murwillumbah dancer Kayah Guenther (Ep. 1)
‘Corey the Warrior’ featuring painter, Corey Stewart (Yuin/Bundjalung man) from Narooma, South East NSW (Ep. 2)
‘Pearl Red Moon’ featuring Pearl Red Moon, a mixed-media textile artist from Murrurundi, Upper Hunter, NSW (Ep. 3)
‘The Art of Passing Knowledge Along’ featuring Barkantji woman, Feona Bates, a mural painter, living in Broken Hill, NSW (Ep. 4)
‘Tilly’s Symphony’ featuring musician Tilly Jones from Lismore, NSW (Ep. 5)
‘In My Own World’ featuring Justine Kuhner, a singer/songwriter from Dubbo, NSW (Ep. 6)
‘Grandmother Dreaming’ featuring Ramona Cavanagh (a member of the Minungbal Clan which lies within the Yugembeh Nation) who now lives and paints in Grafton, NSW (Ep. 7)
‘Lydian’s Space’ featuring Bangalow artist and musician Lydian Dunbar. (Ep. 8)
‘Peta’s Puppets’ featuring puppeteer, Peta Lipski from Ballina, NSW (Ep. 9)
The remaining three Createability films that have been produced this year are currently screening on the international film festival circuit and will be released publicly in 2017.
Screenworks’ General Manager, Ken Crouch is thrilled to see the Createability short films being hosted on their ABC iview homepage:
“I’m so proud that the Createability collection has now been released nationally, so that all Australians can experience these original and inspiring stories from regional NSW” said Mr Crouch.
“We’re so pleased that the artists’ voices are getting heard and for the filmmakers who have worked hard for their coveted ABC credit. We hope it will take them far in their careers.”
Detailed information about the project are available from Screenworks’ CREATEABILITY 2016 website – http://www.screenworks.com.au/createability. Photo: Behind the scenes of Createability short film 'Corey the Warrier' - painter Corey Stewart and filmmaker Isabel Darling.