The Made in Melbourne Film Festival has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist in the financing of Half, the festival’s first Indigenous Script to Screen Initiative.
“The Made in Melbourne Film Festival has been running for eight years and not once during that time have we received an Australian film by an indigenous filmmaker,” said festival director Ivan Melekin. “Since launching our Indigenous Script to Screen Initiative, we now have our first film in production.”
Half, the inaugural recipient of the initiative, is by Wadawurrung woman, Stephanie Skinner. The film follows an indigenous man who falls for a white woman in 1940s Victoria. Featuring striking imagery and a powerful call to look beyond black and white, Half will resonate with audience from all walks of life.
Made in Melbourne Film Festival are contributing $3000 towards the project but need your help to cover other costs.
You can contribute and read more about the film here.