CinefestOZ will host a filmmaking masterclass for 15-18 year olds planning to enter this year’s Cinesnaps Short Film Competition and are encouraging aspiring filmmakers, keen YouTubers, and passionate Vloggers to get on board.
This masterclass will be presented by experienced filmmaker Jodie Bell – a First Nations descendant of Butchella and Jagera people of Southeast Queensland.
Jodie has been with Goolarri Media and its Production company, Ramu Productions, a community-owned Indigenous media company, since early 2008 and has produced a number of productions including short films Telling Our Story, In the Air, the WASA nominated Maap Mordak, the Award winning short documentaries Naji, and Marrimarrigun as well as the well-received documentary series, Characters of Broome and the Riiiji Carver for NITV and was co-producer on the CinefestOZ 2015 film of the year, feature documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers.
Jodie is currently in post-production on a number of projects including another short drama Doug, the Human and a social impact documentary Saving Seagrass, and has a number of projects in development including two feature films Dingo and Joonba and a longer form documentary project, Our Home, Our Station, Our Life.
Joining Jodie will be cameraman Vincent Carter – a descendant of the Gooniyandi and Kija people of the Central Kimberley and Butchella and Jagera people from the South east Queensland. Vince graduated from Scotch College in Perth in 2014 and then took a gap year to travel to China for 10 months, teaching English as a second language to university students.
Vincent came back to Australia in 2016 and started working with Goolarri Media Enterprises as a Cameraman. In 2018, Vince took 6 months off to attend the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) completing a Diploma in Camera. In 2017 and 2018 he participated in the AFTRS-sponsored WA and National talent camps, which provided him with the opportunity to pitch and work on his own stories.
Vince has worked in the camera department on a number of short documentaries and films including in the award winning Short documentary Marrimarrigun, the up and coming short drama Doug, the Human and documentary Saving Seagrass. He has shot a number of television commercials for Goolarri Media. In December 2017 he was a camera attachment on the TV Series Mystery Road and Black Comedy. He has a passion for filmmaking and would like to eventually move into directing his own stories.
This masterclass will be help on Tuesday, 12 March in Busselton and Wednesday, 13 March in Bunbury.
You can find out more about the Cinesnaps Short Film Competition as well as the masterclasses here.