Be My Brother
2009 – Writer/ Director/ Co-producer
A young man’s charm and charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop.”
Winner of best film and best male actor at Tropfest 2009, Be My Brother was our first ever inclusive short film. I felt strongly that if we were going to make a film about a person with a disability, we needed to make it with people with a disability. We held a workshop two weeks prior to the shoot, with four people with a disability, who each participated as crew members on set.
Be My Brother is currently used as an educational and training resource within a variety of corporate organisations on the subject of inclusivity and working with people with a disability. It’s also used as a related text for the Higher School Certificate within schools across NSW.
Tropfest Winner 2009
Screeners Award for Most Inspiring Film – Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2010