Mar
14

Out of the Closets at Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Join us for a special free public screening of the short film ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with filmmakers and author and academic Dennis Altman and activist Jude Munro. Proudly part of the 2017 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

Where: ACMI Studio 1, Federation Square, Melbourne

When: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Sunday 26 March 2017

Tickets: This is a free event but it is ticketed. Tickets at http://tix.mqff.com.au/session.asp?s=159

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Sep
26

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets

 

Info

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.

Gay Liberation Demonstration March, Melbourne, 1972. Photograph by Peter McEwan. 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

St Kilda Film Festival Australia’s Top 100 Short Films: Where: St Kilda Town Hall, Cnr Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda. When: 6:15pm Monday 22 May 2017. Tickets: https://www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au/film/out-of-the-closets-into-the-streets

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).

 

 

May
26

Highly Commended in MAGNA Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe’ was Highly Commended in its category at the Museums and Galleries National Awards, the MAGNA 2016 Awards, announced on the 18th May 2016 in Auckland.

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Mar
11

Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia

Paul Kelly, Exile Concert, QPAC, February 2016. Photograph by Benjamin Knight.

Paul Kelly, Exile Concert, QPAC. Photo by Benjamin Knight.

Artists Shane Howard and Leah Flanagan in front of Wind & Sky Productions Visuals, photo by Salome Jouan.

Shane Howard and Leah Flanagan, Sydney. Photo by Salome Jouan.

John Spillane and Declan O'Rourke, Exile Concert, Melbourne, February 2016. Photograph by Tim Chmeilewski.

John Spillane and Declan O’Rourke, Exile Dress Rehearsal, Hamer Hall. Photo by Tim Chmeilewski.

Shane Howard with the 'Eureka' visuals behind him, Exile Concert, Melbourne, February 2016. Photograph by Tim Chmeilewski.

Shane Howard, Exile Dress Rehearsal, Hamer Hall. Photo by Tim Chmeilewski.

Paul Kelly, Pauline Scanlon, Leah Flanagan and Shane Howard onstage during dress rehearsal, Melbourne, February 2016. Photograph by Tim Chmeilewski.

Paul Kelly, Pauline Scanlon, Leah Flanagan and Shane Howard, Exile Dress Rehearsal, Hamer Hall. Photo by Tim Chmeilewski.

Sean Tyrell and Aine Tyrell, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, February 2016. Photograph by Tim Chmeilewski.

Sean Tyrell and Aine Tyrell, Dress Rehearsal, Hamer Hall. Photo by Tim Chmeilewski.

The visuals featured live and still footage, produced by Wind & Sky Productions.

Still from visuals, Exile Concert. Wind & Sky Productions.

Still from the section An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger. This photograph of a sculpture by Rowan Gillespie featured animated snow effects by Jary Nemo.

Still from An Gorta Mor visual segment, Exile Concert. Wind & Sky Productions.

Musicians Nick Martin, Lynelle Moran and Paddy Fitzgerald, Exile Concert, Melbourne, February 2016. Photograph by Tim Chmeilewski.

Nick Martin, Lynelle Moran and Paddy Fitzgerald, Dress Rehearsal, Melbourne. Photo by Tim Chmeilewski.

Still from Ned Kelly visual segment, Exile Concert, images produced by Wind & Sky Productions.

Still from Ned Kelly visual segment, Exile Concert, Wind & Sky Productions.

Exile Visuals, Modernity segment. By Wind & Sky Productions.

Exile Visuals, Modernity segment. By Wind & Sky Productions.

Leah Flanagan, Exile Concert, QPAC. Photo by Benjamin Knight.

Leah Flanagan, Exile Concert, QPAC. Photo by Benjamin Knight.

This stirring live musical celebration of the Irish in Australia featured specially commissioned documentary visuals and special effects by Wind & Sky Productions.

(Picture, above, Shane Howard, Exile Dress Rehearsal, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, February 2016. Photo by Tim Chmeilewski.)

The Exile Concert

Ireland’s greatest export has been her people and for centuries emigration and exile have been harsh, repeating themes of Irish history.

This live event celebrated the Irish impact on Australian life by bringing together an exciting array of music artists from Ireland and Australia. The enduring influence of the Irish on Australian history, music and politics was recounted through a combination of music, song, documentary film visuals, text and narration.

Almost a third of all Australians claim some degree of Irish descent. Through abundant literature, music, poetry and art, as well as a keen hunger for justice, the Irish spirit has stamped itself on the evolving culture of Australia.

The concert toured Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Queensland in February 2016 with performers Paul Kelly, Declan O’Rourke, Leah Flanagan, Sean Tyrrell, Shane Howard, Lynnelle Moran, Pauline Scanlon, John Spillane and Aine Tyrrell stirring sell out crowds in the largest concert venues in the country.

‘Exile’ was produced by Goanna Arts and Troubadour Touring and supported by funding from the Culture Ireland. The project was a fitting way to commemorate the centenary year of the 1916 Easter Uprising, the catalyst for Ireland’s nationhood.

There is no denying the contribution that the Irish have made to Australian life. It’s certainly varied but rarely dull.

Documentary Visuals and Effects

Artistic Director Shane Howard of Goanna Arts commissioned Wind & Sky Productions to produce the concert visuals. The ambitious combination of short documentary film segments, text displays and stills covered the history of Ireland and Australia from ancient times to modernity. Wind & Sky Productions producers Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo worked closely with Shane to fine tune the documentary story segments, adding their signature qualities of simple, powerful visual storytelling combined with solid historical research, to the project.

Core documentary content covered Ireland’s golden age, the English conquest of Ireland, colonisation and oppression, convict transportation to Australia, the impact and devastation of the famine, the contrasting experience of Australian Aboriginal people, migration of the Irish to Australia, the influence of the Irish on core events such as the Eureka Stockade, the union movement, Federation, and World War 1 and the enduring legacy of the Irish on Australian society and politics.

The concert also emphasised the stories of three significant Irish Australian heroes: John Boyle O’Reilly the celebrated American poet and escaped convict, the spirited, rebellious Ned Kelly, and the Sisters of St John of God who fought entrenched government racism towards Aboriginal people of the Kimberley in the 1930s.

Each documentary segment, though short, had, in typical Wind & Sky Productions style, a lot going on under each seemingly simple narrative. The visuals provided a fitting and moving context for the live musical performances of traditional and contemporary songs performed by a celebrated line up of Australian and Irish artists.

These live performances intermingled with documentary to powerful effect to sell out crowds at Hamer Hall Melbourne, the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Factory Theatre Sydney and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane in February 2016.

Screenings/ Events

Exile Concert, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Saturday 20 February 2016.

Exile Concert, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Sunday 21 February 2016.

‘A Special evening With…’, Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Wednesday 24 February 2016.

Exile Concert with special guests the QPAC Choir, QPAC, Brisbane, Monday 29 February 2016.

Reviews

Bronwen Caple, Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia @ Adelaide Festival Centre 21/02/2016, Amplify, Australian Music Network, 22 February 2016.

Honey B, Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia, Adelaide Festival Theatre, Sunday, February 21, Entertainment Hive.

Mark O’Connor, Exile: Songs & Tales Of Irish Australia @ The Factory Theatre Review , scenestr, Friday 26 February 2016.

Audience Reactions

“Fantastic concert…worth the drive from Cairns,” Lisa O’Mara, Facebook

“Fabulous show.. Very touching, and such amazing talent”, Suzanne Clark, Facebook

“Wonderful, wonderful show in Adelaide on Sunday night. Very touching, fabulous music, great but sad stories that need to be told. Far more than I was expecting”, Chuck Wainright, Facebook

“Saw Exile last night in Adelaide, loved every bit of it, so interesting as well as great music and all the artists were awesome”, Shirley Snelling, Facebook

“A wonderful event. A revelation of the sadness of the past. And also celebration of the joy, and the music, in the hands of true artists.” Kevin Rooney, Facebook

“It was magical night. Worth every penny! Would go to it again.” Gerard Tuffield, Facebook

Further Information

‘Exile’ concert was produced by Goanna Arts and Troubadour Music with funding from Culture Ireland.

 

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The concert visuals and special effects were produced by Wind & Sky Productions.

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Exile Project Credits

Feature Artists (in order of appearance):
Pauline Scanlon, Declan O’Rourke, John Spillane, Lynelle Moran, Leah Flanagan, Shane Howard, Sean Tyrell, Aine Tyrell and Paul Kelly
Fiddle/Mandolin:
Ewen Baker
Harp/Piano:
Michelle Doyle
Pipes/Whistles:
Nick Martin
Flute/Whistles:
Lynnelle Moran
Drums & Percussion :
Greg Sheehan
Bass/Mandolin/Guitar:
John Hudson
Button Accordion:
Paddy Fitzgerald
Guitar/Didjeridu:
Shane Howard
Mandocello/Banjo:
Sean Tyrrell
Produced by:
Teresa O’Brien, Fran Daly and Alicia Massey
Musical Director:
Ewen Baker
Production Manager:
Sarah Liversidge
Stage Manager:
Brock Brocklesby
Tour Manager:
Austin Fogarty
Audio Engineer:
Brett Doig
Lighting Design:
Matt King
Consulting Historian:
Edward Ryan
Traditional Music Consultant:
Paddy Fitzgerald
Assistant Artistic Director:
Steven Richardson
Original Concept by:
Shane Howard.

Film Production Credits

Produced by:
Shane Howard, Lucinda Horrocks, Jary Nemo and Teresa O’Brien
Directed and Edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written by:
Shane Howard with Lucinda Horrocks
Music Direction and Sound Production:
Shane Howard
Narrated by:
Aine Tyrell and Shane Howard
Irish Translations/Aistriúchán le:
Edward Ryan/ Éamonn ÓRiain
Visual Effects by:
Jary Nemo
Script Editor:
Lucinda Horrocks
Archival Research by:
Lucinda Horrocks, Teresa O’Brien, Edward Ryan
Film Music:
‘Bean Dubh an Ghleanna’Liam O’Flynn feat. Irish Chamber Orchestra © 1998 Tara Music Company Ltd. Traditional & Original songs performed and arranged by Nick Martin, Ewen Baker, Shane Howard.
Featured Visual Artists:
‘My Australia My Journey’ Series (2015), ‘We R You’ Series (2014), Solo Portraits (2014, 2015), Photographs, by Aldona Kmieć. © Aldona Kmieć. ‘Spirit Ark – Navigation by the Stars’, Linocut (2010) by Arone Meeks. © Arone Meeks. ‘Mount Warrenheip and Eureka Stockade’, Acrylic on Canvas, (2013) by Aunty Marlene Gilson. © Marlene Gilson. ‘Famine’, Sculpture, (1997) by Rowan Gillespie. ‘Portrait of Refugee’, Photograph, (2009), by Alex Proimos. ‘Women and children among Syrian refugees’, Photograph, (2015), by Mstyslav Chernov. Additional stills photography by Teresa O’Brien (2015).
Film Footage Featured:
‘Man of Aran’, 1934, directed by Robert Flaherty, written and edited by John Goldman (Monck), produced by Michael Balcon. Gainsborough Pictures. ‘Story of the Kelly Gang’, 1906, directed by Charles Tait, written by Charles and John Tait, produced by William Gibson, Millard Johnson, John Tait and Nevin Tait.
Stock Footage, Photographs and Archival Images Courtesy of:
Adele Howard, Albert Kahn Museum, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australian War Memorial, Ballarat Gold Museum, Big Stock, Bodlean Library, British Library, Broome Historical Society, City of Sydney Archives, Corey Leopold, Geraldine Ryan, Envato, Flickr, Friends of St Brigids Association Inc., Gareth Wray, Graeme Churchard, Internet Archive, Imperial War Museums, Jamie McKew, The Kelly Family, Library of Congress, Luke Durkin, Lynnelle Moran, The Maggie Diaz Collection, Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Museum Victoria, National Film and Sound Archive, National Library of Australia, National Library of Ireland, Nicolas Raymond, Norman Archive, Northern Territory Library, Oughterard Heritage, Patrick Fitzgerald, Powerhouse Museum, Public Record Office Victoria, Rijksmuseum, Rob Hurson, Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre, Broome, Sitomon, Sodacan, South Dublin Libraries, State Library of NSW (Mitchell Library), State Library of Queensland (John Oxley Library), State Library of Victoria, State Library of Western Australia, Toby Hudson, TimJN1, Teresa O’Brien, U.S. Department of State, VectorStock, Vecteezy, Views of the Famine, Video Block, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Western Australian Museum, Wikimedia Commons, Wind & Sky Productions.

Project Acknowledgements

With Grateful Thanks to:
David Anderson, Lauren Bourke, Basil Cook, Steve Cooney, Snjez Cosic, Gwendolen De Lacy, Martin Flanagan, Rowan Gillespie, Aunty Marlene Gilson, James Griffin, Sister Pat Jacobs, Judi Keneally, Aldona Kmieć, Arone Meeks, Ian Lovell, Rachael Naughton, Uncle Bryon Powell, Tracey Manallack, Sarah Mangan, Julie McLaren, Helen Mary Martin, Bernie Ní Mhuirteagh, Stephen Pigram, Simon Raynor, Mossie Scanlon, Jane Smith, Cíaran Walsh, Aunty Joy Wandin-Murphy, Penney and Logan, Melbourne Arts Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre, St Brigids, Crossley, Alphington Grammar , Ard-Chonsalacht na hÉreann (Consulate General of Ireland), An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus Trádála, ( Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) , Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre, Broome, Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation, QPAC and the QPAC Choir. ‘Exile’ production and performances took place on the country of the traditional owners of the land in which we work and live. The producers acknowledge their ancient custodianship and pay respects to their elders, past and present.
Films produced by:
Wind & Sky Productions
‘Exile’ concert produced by:
Goanna Arts and Troubadour Music
Proudly supported by:
Culture Ireland.

 

 

Nov
10

‘The Last Goodbye’ Photo Gallery

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

The film was launched on Sunday the 8th November at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.

Click here to read a full report of the event.

Photographs by Aldona Kmiec and Lucinda Horrocks.

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Nov
6

Memories of War – The Last Goodbye

 

Film: The Last Goodbye

Info

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

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival: Friday 12 May 2017, Stradey Park Hotel, Furnace, Llanelli, Wales, SA14 4HA, UK

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Friday 28 April 2017, Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Veterans Film Festival: Saturday 26 November 2016, 1B Castle Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 1DT, UK

Screening and Remembrance Event at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Sunday 8th-9th November 2015 the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

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

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.
Copyright with:
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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.

 

 

Oct
17

‘The Last Goodbye’ Film Launch

Invitation to Film Launch ‘The Last Goodbye’

UPDATE: 2:30 SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED. EXTRA SCREENING AT 4PM.

The culmination of a year’s work and more of planning is set to launch on November 8 2015 in the first screening of our film for the ‘Memories of War’ project.

Join us for the premiere screening of ‘The Last Goodbye,’ a film about remembering World War 1 in Ballarat.

Where and when: Sunday November 8, 2:30pm, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED.

Extra session Sunday November 8, 4pm, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. Free Screening.

Bookings: http://made.org/whats-on/memories-of-war-launch/

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Oct
16

Painting Stories – Aunty Marlene Gilson

By Lucinda Horrocks, 16 October 2015.

“I realise the dispossession of Aboriginal people and the legacy of racist colonialism is still present in the bones of my home”

Aunty Marlene Gilson’s paintbrush is tiny. It’s narrow as a twig, a fraction the width of her thumbnail. She holds it poised in one hand while rummaging for paint amongst the crumpled tubes lying randomly on a chair next to her. She talks constantly, nervous because we are there. “Where’s the red?” she says. “You know, I can never find it. “ She dips the brush into the paint tube with a practised gesture. “I’m not supposed to do it this way”, she says, “but it’s easier”. She leans close to the large canvas and traces a line, a thread of colour. Bright pigments. Red first. Then yellow, then white. She is lighting a campfire, the simple colours morphing into flames before my eyes. “I wasn’t going to light the fire but I think it looks better.” She dabs on a bit of white and black with a dirty sponge. “That’s the smoke”, she says. And indeed it is, drifting lazily past some tiny figures around a campfire.

 “That’s done.” She says.

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Oct
16

Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe

 

Info

Commissioned by: Culture Victoria

Produced: 2015

Length: 10.27 minutes

Uncle Bryon Powell

Uncle Bryon Powell, Wadawurrung Elder, talks about stories of canoe use by Wadawurrung people. Interviewed on the banks of the Barwon River, Geelong. Still by Jary Nemo

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Associate Professor Fred Cahir on the Big Screen, Fed Square, July 2015. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

Culture Victoria project

The Culture Victoria project included a full image gallery with archival images, extended audio interviews, and a specifically commissioned documentary.

Story Objects

The Culture Victoria story objects included film, audio and images with curatorial text created by Wind & Sky Productions and three specifically commissioned historical essays written by Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks.

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Waggoners Fording a Stream, Illustrated Australian News, engraver FW Sleap, 1883, courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.

Jamie Lowe, Djabwurrung man. Still by Jary Nemo.

Associate Professor Fred Cahir. Still by Jary Nemo.

 

 

The Story

On the rivers of remote Victoria, 19th century European settlers depended on Aboriginal navigators and canoe builders to transport goods, stock and people.

The Aboriginal bark canoe was a technology in demand in regional Victoria in the 1800s. Explorers and drovers, gold miners and settlers used Aboriginal ferrying services and boat building services to conduct trade and transport. Stories abound of trade, canoeing, and heroic rescues on rivers such as the Murray, Goulburn, Campaspe, Ovens and Loddon, shedding light on the generosity, resourcefulness and ingenuity of the Indigenous inhabitants and of the trading relationships formed between Aboriginal people and European colonists. Indeed it could be argued that the waterways skills of Aboriginal Australians were integral to the early economic viability of Victoria.

Multimedia Project

Wind & Sky Productions produced a short documentary film and multimedia gallery for Culture Victoria, curating the online exhibition and producing the text, video, audio and visual content. The project was launched on the 27 May 2015 to mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week 2015. The documentary film screened at the Big Screen at Federation Square, Melbourne, from the 5-11 July 2015 as part of NAIDOC Week 2015. The project features interviews with the historian Associate Professor Fred Cahir and Traditional Owners Uncle Bryon Powell, Jamie Lowe and Rick Nelson, and includes artwork, maps and photographs from the regional and metropolitan collections of the State Library of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Public Record Office Victoria, Museum Victoria and the Ballarat Gold Museum. Three short historical essays written by Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks were also specially produced for the project.

Screenings

Online: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/seeing-the-land-from-an-aboriginal-canoe/

18 June 2017, St Andrews Film Society, St Andrews

26-28 May 2017, Gnarwirring Ngitj Festival, Sovereign Hill Ballarat

28 April 2017, Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Yarraville

28 September 2016, Australian Limnology Conference, Ballarat

July 2016, 2016 NAIDOC Week Special Screening, Child and Family Services (CAFS), Ballarat

27 May 2016, Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine, Reconciliation Week Screenings

9-10 April 2016, Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Lake Bolac

12-14 March 2016, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival, Geelong

20 February 2016, Geelong Environmental Film Festival, Geelong

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

5-11 July 2015, The Big Screen, Federation Square, Melbourne

Awards

Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA Awards) 2016, Highly Commended, Indigenous Project or Keeping Place, Level 2.

Finalist, Best Cultural Diversity, Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Yarraville, 2017.

Finalist, Best Documentary Metro, Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Yarraville, 2017.

Media

Lucinda Horrocks, ‘seeing the land from an Aboriginal canoe’, Association Magazine, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Autumn 2017, pp.30-33.

Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks, ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe’, Park Watch Magazine, September 2016 No 266, pp 24-25.

Larissa Romensky, ‘Documentary film explores significance of Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Victoria during colonial times’, ABC Central Victoria, 19 November 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-19/documentary-film-explores-significance-of-aboriginal-transport/6954288

Shane Fowles, ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe documentary details indigenous assistance to settlers’, Geelong Advertiser, 7 July 2015, http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/seeing-the-land-from-an-aboriginal-canoe-documentary-details-indigenous-assistance-to-settlers/story-fnjuhovy-1227430795289

Lucinda Horrocks radio interview, Breakfast with Dominic Brine, 107.9 ABC Ballarat, 6 July 2015.

Melissa Cunningham, ‘Ballarat’s Aboriginal history set to light up big screen’, Ballarat Courier, 2 July 2015, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3185898/unknown-history-explored/

Project Link

http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/seeing-the-land-from-an-aboriginal-canoe/

Film Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Fred Cahir, Uncle Bryon Powell, Jamie Lowe, Rick Nelson
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Archival images courtesy of:
The Art Gallery of Ballarat and The State Library of Victoria.
With thanks to:
Uncle Frank Abrahams, Aunty Vicki Abrahams, John Blythman, Lauren Bourke, Maxine Briggs, Leonie Cameron, Charlotte Christie, Ian Clark, Jeremy Clark, Brett Dunlop, Peter Freund, Richard Gillespie, Barbara Huggins, Karmen Jobling, Tracey Manallack, Rosemary McInerney, Julie McLaren, Kimberley Moulton, Gordon Morrison, Grattan Mullett, Uncle Bill Nicholson, Melanie Raberts, Felicity Say, Vic Say, Aunty Loraine Sellings, Jeanette Tasker, Miriam Troon, Roger Trudgeon, John Tully, Uncle Larry Walsh, Simone Werts, John Young, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Ballarat Mechanics Institute, Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Dunolly & District History, the Gold Museum Ballarat, Federation University Australia, the Koori Heritage Trust, Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, Museum Victoria, the Public Record Office Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation, and the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council.
Commissioned by:
Culture Victoria
Funded by:
Creative Victoria
Acknowledgement:
This film was created for the Culture Victoria website (www.cv.vic.gov.au) with the support of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Film production and development took place on the traditional lands of the Djab Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Jardwadjali, Wadawurrung (Wathaurung), and Woiwurrung peoples. We would like to acknowledge these traditional owners and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions 2015.

Project Credits

Project Acknowledgements:
Development and filming for this project took place on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Djab Wurrung, Jardwadjali, Wadawurrung (Wathaurung) and Woiwurrung speaking peoples. The team was also privileged to consult with and to be granted permission to use images and artwork from Taungurung, Yorta Yorta and Gunai/Kurnai speaking peoples. The project team acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work and we pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. Many people worked on this project and helped make it a reality. We thank them all.
Project Team
Creative Producers:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Film Director:
Jary Nemo
Writing and research:
Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks
Cast:
Fred Cahir, Uncle Bryon Powell, Jamie Lowe, Rick Nelson
Acknowledgments by Institution
Art Gallery of Ballarat:
Peter Freund, Julie McLaren, Gordon Morrison
Australian National Maritime Museum:
David Payne
Ballarat Mechanics Institute:
John Blythman, Rosemary McInerney
Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre:
Uncle Frank Abrahams, Aunty Vicki Abrahams, Jeremy Clark, Jamie Lowe
BrainTrain:
Bill Horrocks, Heather Horrocks
Castlemaine ANTaR:
Rick Nelson, Paulette Nelson, Felicity Say, Vic Say
Cummerugunja Local Aboriginal Land Council:
Rebecca Atkinson
Culture Victoria:
Dimity Mapstone, Eleanor Whitworth, Tanya Wolkenberg
Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation:
Barbara Huggins
Dunolly Museum:
John Tully
Federation University Australia:
Fred Cahir, Ian Clark, John McDonald
Footscray Community Arts Centre:
Uncle Larry Walsh
Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Land Corporation:
Grattan Mullett
Koori Heritage Trust:
Nerissa Broben, Charlotte Christie
Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust:
Leonie Cameron, Aunty Lorraine Sellings, Jeanette Tasker
Museum Victoria:
Richard Gillespie, Kimberley Moulton, Melanie Raberts, Miriam Troon
Public Record Office Victoria:
Lauren Bourke, Tracey Manallack
Sovereign Hill Museums Association: Gold Museum, Ballarat:
Brett Dunlop, Roger Trudgeon
State Library of Victoria:
Maxine Briggs
Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation trading as Wadawurrung:
Uncle Bryon Powell, John Young, Simone Werts
Wind & Sky Productions:
Lucinda Horrocks, Jary Nemo
Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Incorporated:
Uncle Colin Hunter, Karmen Jobling, Aunty Alice Kolasa, Uncle Bill Nicholson, Charley Woolmore
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation:
Aunty Janice Muir, Aunty Elsie Bailey, Ruben Baksh
Commissioned by:
Culture Victoria
Funded by:
Creative Victoria
Copyright with:
Content Producers and Collection Holders.

 

 

 

Jul
26

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.