Sep
26

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets

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Commissioned by: Culture Victoria

Funded by: Creative Victoria

Produced: 2016

Length: 12.22 minutes

 

Andrew Hansen Interview. Photograph by Wind & Sky Productions.

Andrew Hansen Interview. Photograph by Wind & Sky Productions.

 

Gay Pride Week 1973. Photograph by Frank Prain. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Gay Pride Week 1973. Photograph by Frank Prain. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

 

Barbara Creed. Photograph by Wind & Sky Productions.

Barbara Creed. Photograph by Wind & Sky Productions.

 

Q&A session with key participants, historians and film-makers, Castlemaine, 2016. Photo by Luke Grimes.

Q&A session with key participants, historians and film-makers, Castlemaine, 2016. Photo by Luke Grimes.

 

Gay Pride Week Poster 1973. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Gay Pride Week Poster 1973. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

The Story

In 1970s Melbourne a group of students made a stand for gay pride at a time when homosexuality was criminalised and discrimination and abuse was widespread. When being gay meant hiding your true self. Where the act of coming out was a radical form of protest.

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets explores the moment Melbourne’s gay and lesbian people found their voice through the Gay Liberation Movement. The story documents the moment gay and lesbian people took to the streets, coming out and proud and challenging the status quo.

Digital Exhibition

The project is a digital exhibition commissioned by Culture Victoria, an online platform that shares the stories held by collecting organisations across the state. The story was produced by Wind & Sky Productions in collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) and is based on the 2015 physical exhibition of the same name curated by the Archives.

The project features a short documentary film produced by Wind & Sky Productions, an audio interview with Dennis Altman, the father of Gay Liberation in Australia, and a digital gallery curated by ALGA of manifestos, photographs, posters, flyers and newspaper articles from the time.

The Film

The story’s short documentary film features interviews with Melbourne Gay Liberation Front members, archival images from the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives collection, and original Super 8 footage of 1970s Gay Lib and Women’s Lib activities filmed and edited by Barbara Creed.

Screenings and Events

Melbourne Queer Film Festival Special Free Public Screening and Panel Discussion: , 2:30pm Sunday 26 March 2017, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne, Tickets at http://tix.mqff.com.au/session.asp?s=159.

Film Premiere: 2pm Saturday 8 October 2016, Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine, Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival.

Project Launch: 28 November 2016, 4:30pm, the Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford.

In the News

What’s On Melbourne blog, ‘Eight things you need to see at Melbourne Queer Film Festival’, 9 March 2017, http://blog.thatsmelbourne.com.au/melbourne_queer_film_festival_2017/

James McKenzie and Yvette Keen, Interview with Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo, In Ya Face, 3CR Melbourne, 855 AM, 4:15pm Friday 10 March 2017

Lynden Nicholls, Interview with Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo, The Arts Program, Voice FM Ballarat, 99.9 FM, 6pm Wednesday 8 March 2017

Lucinda Horrocks, ‘Out of the Closets: A Homosexual History of Melbourne’, Vida blog, Australian Women’s History Network, 14 December 2016, http://www.auswhn.org.au/blog/out-of-the-closets/

Amber Wilson, ‘Doco ode to gay rights’, The Courier, 1 October 2016, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4200995/doco-ode-to-gay-rights/

Larissa Romensky, ‘Documentary film explores history of gay liberation movement in Melbourne’, 15 September 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-15/history-of-gay-liberation-movement-in-melbourne/7849516

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Credits

Creative Producers:
Lucinda Horrocks, Kathie Mayer and Jary Nemo
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Project Manager and Film Line Producer:
Jary Nemo
Digital Content Creative Director:
Lucinda Horrocks
Digital Gallery Curation Notes Written by:
Nick Henderson with Lucinda Horrocks, drawing on the original research of Graham Willett
Digital Content Assistance and Support:
Dimity Mapstone
Story Researchers:
Lucinda Horrocks and Kathie Mayer
Research Advisors:
Nick Henderson and Graham Willett
Film Written and Produced by:
Lucinda Horrocks, Kathie Mayer and Jary Nemo
Film Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing and Post Production:
Jary Nemo
Original Super 8 Footage Shot and Edited by:
Barbara Creed
Film Second Camera, Scouting and Location Host:
Kathie Mayer
Film Interviewer:
Lucinda Horrocks
Interview Subjects:
Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Barbara Creed, Andrew Hansen, Peter McEwan, Jude Munro AO and Dr Graham Willett
Still Photographs and Artwork Courtesy of:
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, The Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive, Barbara Creed
Original Creators of Archival Materials:
Barbara Creed, Julian Desaily, Rennie Ellis, Kirsty McClaren, Peter McEwan, Frank Prain, Unknown Photographers, Unknown Artists
Film Music by:
Fire through the Sky, Musicalman, courtesy of PremiumBeat, Sax in the City, RimskyMusic, courtesy of PremiumBeat
With thanks to:
Professor Dennis Altman, Dr Marcus Bunyan, Professor Barbara Creed, Manuela Furci, Ponch Hawkes, Peter McEwan, Chris Sanders, Dr Graham Willett, Lotus Ye, the Mayer-Cobb Family, the Melbourne University Student Union, the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive.
Commissioned by:
Culture Victoria.
Funded by:
Creative Victoria.
In collaboration with:
The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
Culture Victoria Commissioning Editors:
Eleanor Whitworth, Tanya Wolkenberg and Dimity Mapstone
Acknowledgement:
Based on the original exhibition of the same name by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Film production and development took place on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung (Wathaurung), Boon wurrung and Woi wurrung peoples. We would like to acknowledge these traditional owners and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions 2016 (film and audio), archival contributors (digital gallery).

 

 

Nov
6

Memories of War – The Last Goodbye

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Film: The Last Goodbye

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Commissioned by: Australian and Victorian Governments

Produced: 2015

Length: 18 minutes

The film features Federation University Australia actors reading authentic letters. Pictured here is Alisha Eddy. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

The film features Federation University Australia actors reading authentic letters. Pictured here is Alisha Eddy. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

Film research included archival photographs from the era. Here is a photograph of Egypt circa 1915 from State Library of Victoria.

Film research included archival photographs from the era. Here is a photograph of Egypt circa 1915 from State Library of Victoria.

Students of Federation University Australia were interviewed about their perceptions of WW1 in Ballarat. Here actor Nick Murphy is interviewed. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

Students of Federation University Australia were interviewed about their perceptions of WW1 in Ballarat. Here actor Nick Murphy is interviewed. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

As part of the project students from Federation University Australia visited the Gold Museum WW1 collection and wrote about their perceptions in the 'Memories of War' blog. Here a group of writing students visit the museum.

As part of the project students from Federation University Australia visited the Gold Museum WW1 collection and wrote about their perceptions in the ‘Memories of War’ blog. Here a group of writing students visit the museum. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

The project aimed to capture the attitudes of young people towards the events of WW1 in Ballarat. Here education student Maryanne Deller talks about her experience working on the Daylesford Primary School Honour Board project. Photo by Lucinda Horrocks.

The project aimed to capture the attitudes of young people towards the events of WW1 in Ballarat. Here education student Maryanne Deller talks about her experience working on the Daylesford Primary School Honour Board project. Photo by Lucinda Horrocks.

Poster for Remembrance Week Screenings at M.A.D.E Ballarat, 2015

Poster for Remembrance Week Screenings at M.A.D.E Ballarat, 2015.

The Story

In 1914 Australia went to war. Thousands of young recruits passed through Ballarat on their way to the front, to prepare for battle and to say a last goodbye.

This documentary explores the meaning of remembrance and looks at the way the Great War changed us, through the eyes of the young people of Ballarat today.

The Memories of War Project

‘The Last Goodbye’ was part of the ‘Memories of War’ film and research project collaboration between the RSL Ballarat, Federation University Australia, the Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions.

The project connected with writing, history, drama and education students from Federation University Australia who explored what World War One was like for the people of Ballarat.

As part of the project community members were invited to produce content for the Gold Museum on the topic of ‘Memories of War’. Publication of content began in September 2015 and continues to be published. Contributions were diverse and included reflective essays, biographies, poems and performances.

Documentary Approach

From the stories, contributors, content and people unearthed in the project a film ‘The Last Goodbye’ was produced.

The film draws on the performances, reflections, findings and stories of researchers, curators, historians, writers, performers, artists and students of Ballarat.

The core principle of the film was that the narrative would be guided by the perspectives of the central contributors, and is an assemblage of the learning and the journey of local people who have worked on understanding WW1.

The film provides a view point on the way Ballarat has remembered the impacts and legacy of the Great War in this commemorative year.

It is a compilation of seated interviews with four young people who have researched, in various ways, the impact of WW1, interspersed with performed readings and reminiscences chosen by the performers themselves from texts provided by Ballarat-based historians. These live voices are complemented by a selection of historical photographs from local and international archival collections and with music of the WW1 era performed by the Graduating Actors of the Arts Academy.

Screenings

Are you interested in showing this film to your community? Contact Wind & Sky Productions to find out how you can.

Online

Freely available.

To watch click ‘play’ above or watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/gNFQLorLpwM

Launch Event 2015

Screening and Remembrance Event at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Sunday 8th November 2015 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Extra Screening at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Sunday 8th November 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Complementary Drink at the George Hotel: Sunday 8th November 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, the George Hotel, 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Victoria 3350.

Remembrance Week Screenings 2015

Screened 12:30pm Daily from November 9-November 14 at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Monday 9th November – Saturday 14 November 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Partners

The Memories of War Film and Research Project was a collaboration between the Ballarat RSL, Federation University Australia, the Ballarat Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions. It was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program.

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Film Credits

Written and produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed by:
Jary Nemo
Featuring:
Robert Lewis Snjezana Cosic Maryanne Deller Nick Murphy
Players:
Alisha Eddy David Gallagher Mark Simmonds
Voices:
Olivia Cirillo Alisha Eddy Jacqui Essing Isabel Mulrooney Nick Murphy Grace Pernar Nick Rijs Mark Simmonds Laura Telford
Images and artwork courtesy of:
Ballarat RSL, Dreamstime.com, Federation University Australia, Harvey Photography, Imperial War Museums, Library of Congress, Museum Victoria, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, Sovereign Hill: Gold Museum
Oral history research by:
Ailsa Brackley du Bois, The Editorial Suite
Research advisors:
Anne Beggs-Sunter, Snjezana Cosic, Jan Croggon, Zeb Leonard, Robert Lewis, David Waldron
Casting facilitators:
Jenene Burke, Kim Durban, Bryce Ives, Annette Chappell
Camera, lighting, sound, editing, visual effects and post-production by:
Jary Nemo
Research, interviews and music direction by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Music:
‘If You Want the Old Battalion’, traditional. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Solo vocalist: Brendan McCosker. Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by the 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. ‘Are We Downhearted No!’, by Worton David and Lawrence Wright © EMI Music Publishing. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Solo vocalist: Casey Binks. Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. ‘Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy’, by C.W Murphy and Worton David. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. ‘Hitchy Koo’ by Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams and L.Wolfe Gilbert. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. Additional incidental piano music performed by Lucinda Horrocks. ‘Minaret – Early Morning Prayer’ and ‘Arabs Gathering their Horses at Dawn’ by Digiffects © Digiffects. ‘Trench Warfare’ audio soundscape by Thorn FX © 2008.
With thanks to:
Casey Binks, Lauren Bourke, Zoe Bradshaw, Jenene Burke, Fred Cahir, Angela Campbell, Di Campbell, Annette Chappell, Oliver Cowen, Yvon Davis, Brett Dunlop, Kim Durban, Leah Ferguson-Grieve, Clare Gervasoni, Nathan Gilkes, Luke Grimes, Kayla Hamill, Dominic Hanrahan, Daniel Henderson, Bryce Ives, Maurie Keating, Neil Leckie, Neil Leonard, John MacDonald, Sarah Masters, Brendan McCosker, Sarah Morey, Kristine Morgan, Katy Nethercote, James O’Callaghan, Lynne Redman, Rianh Silvertree, Jane Smith, Kayla Elizabeth Stone, Alexandra Tascas, Amy Tsilemanis, Roger Trudgeon, David Waldron, Sarah Wallis, Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, The Editorial Suite, The George Hotel, Present Tense Ensemble.
Project partners:
Ballarat RSL, The Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Federation University Australia, MADE Ballarat and Wind & Sky Productions
Acknowledgements:
The Memories of War Film and Research Project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program. Filming and production took place on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people. We acknowledge their traditional custodianship and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Project Credits

Project Producers:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Creative Director:
Jary Nemo
Executive Group:
Ballarat RSL: Alex Tascas, Maurie Keating, Federation University Australia: John McDonald, Sovereign Hill: Gold Museum: Brett Dunlop, Roger Trudgeon, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka: Jane Smith, Wind & Sky Productions: Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo
Project Team:
Project Management, System Design, Web Development:
Jary Nemo
Project Coordination and Communications :
Lucinda Horrocks
Student Engagement and Recruitment Team:
Student Liaisons – Mt Helen Campus:
David Waldron, Jenene Burke, Annette Chappell and Zeb Leonard
Student Liaisons – Arts Academy:
Kim Durban, Angela Campbell and Bryce Ives
Gold Museum Access and Tours Facilitation:
Snjezana Cosic
Memories of War Blog Team:
Blog Co-Ordinator:
Snjezana Cosic
Editor:
Kayla Elizabeth Stone
Blog Contributors:
Ian Clark, Richard Eldridge, James O’Callaghan, Danni Roberts, Phil Roberts, Rianh Silvertree, David Waldron, And more blog contributions to come…
Film Production Team:
Producers:
Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo
Director:
Jary Nemo
Featuring:
Snjezana Cosic, Maryanne Deller, Nick Murphy and Robert Lewis
Players:
Alisha Eddy, David Gallagher, Mark Simmonds
Voices:
Olivia Cirillo, Jacqui Essing, Grace Pyone Pernar, Isabel Mulrooney, Nick Murphy, Nick Rijs, Laura Telford
Music:
Nathan Gilkes, Bryce Ives and the Arts Academy Graduating Acting Company
Research Team:
Research Manager:
Lucinda Horrocks
Research Advisors :
Jan Croggon, Anne Beggs-Sunter, Robert Lewis, Zeb Leonard, David Waldron, Snjezana Cosic, Roger Trudgeon
Oral History Research by:
Ailsa Brackley du Bois, The Editorial Suite
Event Team:
Creative Director:
Jary Nemo
Lead Vocals:
Casey Binks (Are We Downhearted No!), Alisha Eddy and Kayla Hamill (I’ll Make a Man Out of You)
Bagpipes:
Amber Sinclair
Piano:
Nathan Gilkes
Banjo:
Oliver Cowen
Guitar:
Nick Rijs
Choir:
Casey Binks, David Gallagher, Kayla Hamill, Brendan McCosker, Isabel Mulrooney, Nick Murphy, Katy Nethercote, Grace Pyone Pernar, Mark Simmonds, Laura Telford
Speech by:
Alexandra Tascas, Ballarat RSL
Featured photographs by:
Lachlan Bence, courtesy of the Ballarat Courier, Lucinda Horrocks Jodiee Hutchinson, Jary Nemo, Adam Trafford, courtesy of the Ballarat Courier, Amy Tsilemanis Justin Whitelock, courtesy of the Ballarat Courier
Stage and Musical Direction and Arrangement:
Bryce Ives and Nathan Gilkes, Present Tense Ensemble
Venue Manager:
Sarah Masters
Venue Marketing and Bookings :
Zoe Bradshaw
Lead Tech:
Luke Grimes
Lighting operator:
Liam Drennan
Event Publicity Team:
Marketing Manager:
Lucinda Horrocks
Artwork Production:
Wind & Sky Productions
Event photographer:
Aldona Kmiec
M.A.D.E Ballarat PR & Social Media:
Jane Smith and Zoe Bradshaw
Administrative Support:
Kristine Morgan
Envelope Stuffers:
Peter Millynn, Michelle Dado-Millynn, Kristine Morgan, Maurie Keating, Jary Nemo, Lucinda Horrocks
Thank you to:
the M.A.D.E Ballarat front of house staff
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of:
Kim Durban of the Federation University Arts Academy and Bryce Ives and Nathan Gilkes of Present Tense Ensemble in facilitating and arranging the event performances.
A general thank you to the following Brains Trust and Project Evangelists:
Lauren Bourke, Fred Cahir, Di Campbell, Yvon Davis, Brett Dunlop, Andrew Eales, Leah Ferguson-Grieve, Clare Gervasoni, Dominic Hanrahan, Daniel Henderson, Maurie Keating, Neil Leckie, Neil Leonard, John McDonald, Sarah Masters, Kristine Morgan, Lynne Redman, Jane Smith, Alexandra Tascas, Amy Tsilemanis, Roger Trudgeon, David Waldron, Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, The Ballarat Courier, The Editorial Suite, The George Hotel, Present Tense Ensemble.
Project partners:
Ballarat RSL, The Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Federation University Australia, MADE Ballarat and Wind & Sky Productions
Acknowledgements:
The Memories of War Film and Research Project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program. Filming and production took place on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people. We acknowledge their traditional custodianship and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

 

 

Jul
26

The Savoy Ladies Group

The Savoy Ladies Group meets every fortnight to play Tombola. Still from the film 'The Savoy Ladies Group.'

 

This short documentary follows Rosa, President of the Savoy Ladies Group, as she tells the story of Italians in the North-East, tobacco farming, women, family and friendship.

Every fortnight for thirty years members of the Myrtleford Savoy Ladies Group have met to play tombola, create plays, go on excursions and maintain their Italian heritage. The group was founded in 1983 to combat the social isolation of Italian women tobacco farmers in the Ovens Valley. This film takes an observational look at the group’s modern day activities, through the eyes of Rosa, the group president. In the process the film sheds light on the difficulties faced by post-war Italian women migrants in North-East Victoria, their part in the local agricultural industry and their contribution to a distinctive and unique culture.

The Savoy Ladies Group documentary film was supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Your Community Heritage Program.

Screenings

Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Sun Theatre, Yarraville, 14-18 April 2016.

Museo Italiano (Melbourne Launch), 29 March 2014.

Savoy Club Myrtleford (Myrtleford Launch), 13 March 2014.

Online

The film is free to view online and has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license CC-BY. To watch on YouTube visit https://youtu.be/NrE-XH_kq3s

The full film with interpretative essays and a curated digital gallery of images is also available on Culture Victoria at http://www.culturevictoria.com/stories/immigrants-and-emigrants/savoy-ladies-group/

Awards

Setting Sun Laurel

Winner, Best Film Cultural Diversity, Setting Sun Short Film Festival 2016

Finalist, Best Documentary Metropolitan, Setting Sun Short Film Festival 2016

Finalist, Best Film Overall Metropolitan, Setting Sun Short Film Festival 2016

Finalist, the Dressmaker Award for Female Filmmakers, Setting Sun Short Film Festival 2016

Credits

Produced by:
Samantha Dinning, Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and Edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written by:
Samantha Dinning and Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Rosa Volpe
Rosa’s Lunch Guests (in alphabetical order) :
Gabriella Bettio, Franca Cobbe, Silvana Colombara, Pippa Laspina, Kay Maggenti, Anna Elsa Matassoni, Maria Mautone
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Research and Concept:
Samantha Dinning
Images courtesy of:
Rosa Volpe, The Savoy Ladies Group
‘Quel Mazzolin Di Fiori’ (traditional) performed by:
Members of the Myrtleford Savoy Ladies Group, 2013
With thanks to:
Paolo Baracchi, Franca Cobbe, Rosa DiFazio, Linley & Colleen Horrocks, Emily Kocaj, Jan Mock, Alexander Parise, Rick Watt, Alpine Shire, Co.As.It Italian Historical Society, the Immigration Museum, Motel on Alpine and the Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club Inc. A very special thanks to the members of the Myrtleford Savoy Ladies Group, past and present.
The Savoy Ladies Group documentary film
is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Your Community Heritage Program.
Distribution License:
This film is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. You are free to share and adapt this work for any purpose under the condition you appropriately credit Wind & Sky Productions, Samantha Dinning Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo as the original creators and copyright owners of the material, include the original film URL http://www.windsky.com.au/savoy-ladies-group/, and indicate if changes were made to the content. For more information visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other use requires permission.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions Pty Ltd, Samantha Dinning, Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo 2014.

 

 

Apr
10

The Howard Family – M.A.D.E Digital Stories

Shane Howard

 

Shane Howard

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Client: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Produced: 2014

Length: 4.07 minutes

Ella Hancock The Eureka Flag Ballarat Reform League Charter, Bakery Hill Meeting

Ella Hancock is 98 years old and she is one degree of separation from Eureka. Her grandfather Patrick Howard fought in the stockade. Patrick Howard was arrested after the uprising, but escaped trial because his gun wasn’t loaded. Celebrated musician Shane Howard is Patrick Howard’s great-grandson. In this short film Shane and Ella reflect on Patrick’s involvement at the Stockade, the factors which drove Patrick to migrate from Ireland and fight for his rights on the Ballarat goldfields, and they discuss the legacy of the Eureka Stockade today.

Wind & Sky Productions produced four short digital stories for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. The films are on permanent display in the Museum touchtable exhibition.

Screenings

On permanent display, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.

Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Ella Hancock and Shane Howard
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Archival images courtesy of:
Ballarat and District Irish Club, Ella Hancock, J J Harrison, Gold Museum, Ballarat, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, The Public Records Office of Victoria, The State Library of Victoria.
With thanks to:
Catriona Banks, Clare Gervasoni, Adele Howard, Clair Muir and Teresa O’Brien.
Commissioned by:
Jane Smith, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Funded by:
Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Acknowledgement:
We give thanks to the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land where the Eureka Stockade took place, and pay respect to their Elders past and present.
Copyright with:
© M.A.D.E. Ballarat 2014. All rights reserved.

 

 

Apr
10

Val D’Angri – M.A.D.E Digital Stories

Sewing the Eureka Flag

 

Sewing the Eureka Flag

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Client: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Produced: 2014

Length: 4.32 minutes

Val D'Angri, 2014 Val D'Angri and the Eureka Flag, 1973 Life in a Tent, inset, Eugene Von Guerard, Ballarat r.m. Tent z. Sud West. 28 July n August 1853’

In late 1972 high school sewing teacher Val D’Angri was asked to hand stitch the Eureka Flag onto a custom built backing. She undertook the labour intensive restoration work over a two week period in May 1973 in the Oddie Gallery, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (then known as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery). In this short film Val recalls what she felt on seeing the flag for the first time, her emotions on touching and restoring the flag, and the hours of back breaking work it took to finish the project. Val argues that the way the flag was constructed points to women having made it. She speculates what life must have been like for those rebellious women in the Spring of Eureka, November 1854.

Wind & Sky Productions produced four short digital stories for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. The films are on permanent display in the Museum touchtable exhibition.

Screenings

On permanent display, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.

Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Val D’Angri
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Artwork:
‘The Three Gums’ © Hans Heysen/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014
Archival images courtesy of:
Ballarat City Council, Ballarat Historical Society, The Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Ballarat Courier, The Gold Museum, Ballarat, The National Library of Australia, The State Library of Victoria, Val and Norm D’Angri.
With thanks to:
Anne Beggs-Sunter, Norm D’Angri, Rita Cousens, Ursula Diamond-Keith, Andrew Eales, Edith Fry, Peter Freund, Claire Gervasoni, Merrilyn Harlock, Julie McLaren, Gordon Morrison, Claire Muir, Leslee Sullivan, Val Stevens and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Commissioned by:
Jane Smith, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Funded by:
Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Acknowledgement:
We give thanks to the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land where the Eureka Stockade took place, and pay respect to their Elders past and present.
Copyright with:
© M.A.D.E. Ballarat 2014. All rights reserved.

 

 

Apr
8

Uncle Bryon Powell – M.A.D.E Digital Stories

Uncle Bryon Powell

 

Uncle Bryon Powell

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Client: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Produced: 2014

Length: 4.07 minutes

Sunrise over Winter's Swamp

Water Reeds, Winter's Swamp

Uncle Bryon Powell

Uncle Bryon Powell is a Wathaurung Elder and Chair of Wathaurung Corporation. His family can trace its descent the traditional owners of the land around the Ballarat region. At Wathaurung Corporation, Uncle Bryon maintains links with Ballarat’s Indigenous past and culture through ceremony, education and consultation. The story of Indigenous people during the time of Eureka has not been told, argues Uncle Bryon. In this film Uncle Bryon introduces the undisturbed location of Winter’s Swamp, near Ballarat, which contains remnants of Indigenous inhabitation going back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. He talks about what life was like for Indigenous people before colonisation and details the resilience and adaptability of Wathaurung people on the goldfields in the face of the challenge to their culture and the transformation of their land.

Wind & Sky Productions produced four short digital stories for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. The films are on permanent display in the Museum touchtable exhibition.

Screenings

On permanent display, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.

21 November 2015, Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF)

Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Uncle Bryon Powell
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Archival images courtesy of:
The Gold Museum, Ballarat, The State Library of Victoria, The National Gallery of Victoria, The W.L. Crowther Library, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.
With thanks to:
Adrian Burrow, Fred Cahir, Ian Clark, Gary Presland, Claire Muir, Hedley Thomson, the Ballarat Environment Network (BEN), the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), and the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation.
Commissioned by:
Jane Smith, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Funded by:
Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Acknowledgement:
We give thanks to the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land where the Eureka Stockade took place, and pay respect to their Elders past and present.
Copyright with:
© M.A.D.E. Ballarat 2014. All rights reserved.

 

 

Jan
14

‘Memories of War’ project is underway

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Wind & Sky Productions is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Memories of War’ project web site.

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Mar
31

The History of the Savoy Ladies Group

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By Samantha Dinning.

Rural women in Australia have a long history of collectivity, of joining together to face problems, to offer support and to provide service to their communities.

In a small sub-Alpine pocket of North-East Victoria, among ancient gum forests and granite rock, a group of women have offered vital friendship and support to each other every fortnight for the past 30 years. Comprised of women with Italian heritage based in the Myrtleford district, The Savoy Ladies Group, has been, and today is, an important part of a community that has faced both prosperity and hardship. Their story is one of friendship and solidarity and is an example of the strength of both migrant communities and women in rural Australia.

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Feb
25

Savoy Ladies Group Film Launch – Media Release

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25 February 2014

The Italian heritage of the women of North-Eastern Victoria is celebrated with the launch of a short documentary film produced by Wind & Sky Productions.

The ten minute film ‘The Savoy Ladies Group’ follows Rosa Volpe, the group’s president, as she tells the story of Italians in the North-East, tobacco farming, women, family and friendship.

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Nov
20

The Ballarat National Theatre

Private Lives (1959). Image courtesy of The Gold Museum.

 

Entertaining Audiences Since 1938

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Client: Ballarat National Theatre Company

Produced: 2013

Length: 12.26 minutes

This short documentary explores the history of the Ballarat National Theatre through the eyes of past and present members and asks why community theatre is relevant today.

The Ballarat National Theatre (BNT) was founded in 1938 and has been putting on live performances continuously since then. This film reflects on the history of the company and the impetus given it by being the first regional branch of Gertrude Johnson’s famous Australian National Theatre Movement. Through the perspective of core members of the BNT community, past and present, we celebrate the significance of this unique company. We revisit the original location of the Little Theatre, a favourite venue from the 1950s to the 1980s, and take a look behind the scenes at the 2013 season of the company at the SMB Courthouse Theatre in Ballarat. As we witness the ongoing commitment of those involved, the film explores what makes community theatre special and makes a case for another 75 years of performances.

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Credits

Written and Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and Edited by:
Jary Nemo
Music by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Executive Producers:
Julian R Oldfield, Wendy Hall and Brian McLelland
Players (in order of appearance):
Savannah Clark, Doug Sarah, Sonja Kinnersly, Julian R Oldfield, Mary-Rose McLaren, Hedley Thomson, Katrina Hill, Fergus McLaren, Linda Ogier, Alexandra Meerbach, Christine Holmes, John Daykin, Simon Carroll
Plays Mentioned or Featured (in order of appearance):
Mr Pim Passes By, 1940, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1938, Duet for Two Hands, 1948, The Crime at Blossoms, 1947, The Heiress, 1959, Look Back in Anger, 1959, Private Lives, 1959, Come Back Little Sheba, 1962, The Crucible, 1975, Summer of the 17th Doll, 1980, The Chiltern Hundreds, 1963, Long Day’s Journey into Night, 1972, One Boy’s War, 2013, Theft, 2013, Twelve Angry Men, 2013
Interviews and Research:
Lucinda Horrocks
Lighting, Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Images courtesy of:
Gary Hunt, The Australian National Memorial Theatre, The Gold Museum
‘One Boy’s War’ excerpts courtesy of:
Matthew Heenan, Mary-Rose McLaren
SFX supplied by:
freesfx.co.uk
With thanks to:
David Battersby, Yvonne Downing, Peter Freund, Elizabeth Hardiman, Katrina Hill, Candice Holloway, Robert McVitty, Peter Nethercote, James McLaren, Claire Muir, Sally Read, Robert Taylor, Paul Tracy, Tim Tracy, Roger Trudgeon, Peter Tulloch, Frank Van Straten, the Australian National Memorial Theatre, Ballarat City Council, the Gold Museum and Federation University. A very special thanks to all members of the Ballarat National Theatre community, past and present.
Financed by:
The Ballarat National Theatre Company Inc.
Distribution License:
Free to distribute online under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND conditions, all other use requires permission.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions Pty Ltd and Ballarat National Theatre Company 2013.
Dedicated to:
Julian Oldfield, celebrating his commitment to the Theatre as its longest serving President, from 1999-2013.