If you were up and about early this morning, you might have seen these gorgeous people on your screens during Sunrise on Channel 7.
Esther and Denise were incredibly proud because these are three of five emerging filmmakers and their subjects we’ve been working with since the start of the year in a programme with Screenworks and Feros Aged Care.
Friday was International Day for Older Persons and what better way to celebrate than to launch films about Fearless people living their best lives.
Ep Lamming is deep into his 80s and volunteers to help young, disadvantaged people practice their driving. He’s pictured here with Director Mag Scholes who has created a visually beautiful tribute to his work. But that’s coming up soon.
People like Jazmin - tarot card reader, writer and proud supporter of transgender rights. She was the first openly transgender woman in Australia - back in the 1950s. Her early portrait behind her in this shot caused some comment from Sam Mac after it popped into shot unexpectedly during the segment! Breasts at breakfast! Jazmin’s film (made by Nicole Sullivan) will be on screen later in the series.
But today belonged to beautiful Wiradjuri woman Bev Grant Lipscomb - teacher, artist, mentor and grandmother. Her film launched the series today is the moving story of her life and work as one of the stolen generation. She’s an absolute inspiration.
Her film was made by Director and Co-Producer, Katie Tonkin and Co-Producer Molly Phillips who later talked about the behind the scenes of making a film during COVID.
You can find today's launch of the Fearless Films here
Don’t forget to come back every Friday as the other four films roll out.
And a big thank you to Louise Hodgson and Ken Crouch at Screenworks!