Ballarat Writers Festival: Writing with Pictures: Wind & Sky Documentaries

Wind & Sky Productions is part of the inaugural Ballarat Writers Festival this year with a session on how writing works in modern documentary storytelling.

In this entertaining hour long interview with Mary DeBrett, Lucinda will show some clips of Wind & Sky films and explore where the ‘writing’ fits in to an audio visual storytelling medium.

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350.

When: Saturday 21st October, 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Tickets: Festival Day Pass $50/$45/$40 | Festival Weekend Pass $80/$75/$70


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Lucinda Horrocks is the co-founder of Wind & Sky Productions, an independent film company specialising in documentary storytelling.

Her roles in the company include Producer, Writer, Researcher and Interviewer. She has a BA in Politics and a Masters in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Her early career involved her in multiple research projects as an analyst in quantitative and qualitative social research for academia and industry. These foundations brought a distinctive style to her work which is based on questioning, listening and subject-centred approaches to documentary narrative and a story development framework based on research process.

Working with her partner producer-director Jary Nemo she has produced over 30 short films, including the recent ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’, 2016, about the 1970s Melbourne Gay Liberation Movement, the award-winning ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe‘, 2015, Highly Commended MAGNA Awards 2016, the community collaboration ‘The Last Goodbye’, 2015, about WW1 and its aftermath, and ‘The Savoy Ladies Group‘, 2014, Winner, Best Film Cultural Diversity, Setting Sun Short Film Festival 2016. Her work is distributed online, has toured international festivals, is screened at dedicated screenings and events and is on permanent display at museums and cultural institutions.

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