What Soured The Milkshake? A Filmmaker’s Guide To Avoiding International Embarrassment

B&T opinion piece published 30th April 2021 In this opinion piece, filmmaker and co-founder of purpose-led film production company Taste Creative and Bus Stop Films, Genevieve Clay-Smith, reflects on what the government’s Milkshake Consent Video can teach us about tackling tough social topics. The talk of the town and the overwhelming topic for opinion pieces over the last two weeks has been, you guessed it; the Milkshake Consent Video. It’s goal? To educate young Australians about the issue of sexual assault and consent. The result? A major national backlash for a confusing and very...
Bus Stop Films and Taste Creative launch toolkit for inclusive filmmaking

Bus Stop Films and Taste Creative launch toolkit for inclusive filmmaking

After a decade of pioneering inclusive filmmaking in Australia, I’ve been overwhelmed to encapsulate my inclusive filmmaking process and inclusive filmmaking value system in the Inclusive Toolkit. The toolkit is a free resource designed to help the film industry become more disability confident in hiring people with disability both in front and behind the camera. Our method of inclusive filmmaking has been backed by research and ten years of practice.