No matter what people say, no one can deny how important the festival circuit is for short films. Festivals give exposure to shorts, opportunities for distributors to see your work and they generates buzz.
I have often been asked, how has, essentially, a community film, been able to win over thirty international film festival awards, gain distribution across 5 territories, and go viral in Europe? My answer is this: the power of a universal story.
My reflections on how storytelling, within the media and cinema, has the ability to either heal or hurt the diverse and marginalised communities of Australia.