Reflections of Flood Recovery


Client: Designscope

Produced: 2012

Length: 4.35 minutes

In 2010 the rural towns of Clunes and Creswick were inundated by powerful floods, three times. This short film tells a moving story of individual resilience in the wake of disaster.

This project reflecting on the recovery process was part of a celebration of the ending of the Hepburn Health Services’ Flood Recovery Strategy. Hepburn Health Services commissioned a short film based on audio interviews and stills photography, to celebrate and reflect stories of recovery, survival and experiences as told by eyewitnesses and those afflicted by the floods. The short formed a ‘digital keepsake’ for the community, and was the key part of a micro website and was featured in an article by ABC Open. We collaborated with Designscope on this project and the lovely still photography was by Tim Burder.


Written and produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Photography by:
Tim Burder
Design and art direction by:
Kim Percy
Executive Producers:
Kim Percy and Morgan Williams
Cathy Buckland, Mavis Carson, Maxwell Carson, Jane Clarke, Graeme Cooper, Patrick Curran, Joyce Head, Ron Head, Sandra McHarg, Abby Sheldon, Lesley Tydeman
Music by:
Gary Whelan
Jary Nemo
Interviews by:
Lucinda Horrocks
With thanks to:
Hepburn Health Service Staff, Hepburn Shire Council, Department of Planning and Community Development, Department of Human Services, Thanking the communities for sharing their photographs.
Financed by:
State Government Victoria, Hepburn Health Service, Hepburn Shire Council.
Distribution license:
Free to distribute online under Creative Commons BY-ND-NC conditions, all other use requires permission.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions Pty Ltd and Designscope Pty Ltd 2012.

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