Interview: Jess Black – Young Filmmaker of the Year award winner

24-year-old Perth-based producer Jess Black was awarded the prestigious Young Filmmaker of the Year award at the 28th annual West Australian Screen Awards. Black and her short romantic drama Lola & Luis, written and directed by Miley Tunnecliffe, received three nominations, including Young Filmmaker, Best Film (Short Form) and Best Actor for the late Wayne Davies’…

Introducing the WA Screen Awards Young Filmmaker of the Year nominees

FTI have announced the 2016 nominees for the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs) Young Filmmaker of the Year award. Briege Whitehead, Jess Black, Hayden Fortescue and Jordon Prince-Wright are all up for the gong. Briege Whitehead Briege is an experienced director and producer, specialising in interactive. She directed two episodes of the Your Call interactive series, is currently directing the interactive design for TV…

Program announced for the second Next Gen

The second Next Gen program has been announced. The monthly event held at The Backlot Perth will feature 8 short films and will feature special guests including Simon Akkerman ACS and Lauren Brunswick. Simon is a highly experienced award winning cinematographer with a career spanning over 40 years. He’s worked for major clients across a variety…

The first Next Gen program announced

Next Gen, a unique monthly event for emerging West Australian filmmakers, is set to host its first event on October 5 at The Backlot Perth. Each Next Gen screening will include a bunch of West Australian made short films and a Q&A session with local filmmakers. Special guest Q&A starts at 6.30pm. Screening commences straight after.…