Genevieve is featured in Topman’s The Film Issue

January 2015

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Clay-Smith seems to be good at pretty much everything – she’s even New South Wales Young Australian of the Year for 2016 – and her work cleverly blurs the boundaries between documentary and creative film. Having begun her career with film projects for Down syndrome NSW, Clay-Smith is a strong advocate for inclusive filmmaking and worked with many disabled crew-members on her Tropfest winning short, Be My Brother, a film that aims to break down stigmas around disability. For her most recent film, I Am Emmanuel, Genevieve worked closely with the South Sudanese community in NSW to explore challenges faced by African-Australians.