The Young Carer Project
January 24th 2017, Recovery Through Film and Food experienced its most successful outing yet. The main hall of LERIDA was packed to the rafters with a gaggle of passionate youngsters, ages 8 to 20, some of whom were previous attendees, keen to have another shot.
They were encouraged to share their lived experience, and tell a story through film based upon ideas that were discussed, conceived and executed on the day. An astonishing array of equipment was again made available, providing hands on access and the freedom to express creativity in a respectful and non-judgmental environment.
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A short interview was filmed to gauge what our participants were expecting from the day.
10.30am to 12.00pm; our most intensive agenda yet with Brainstorming, Story Development & Storyboarding, Props and Walkthroughs, Experiments with Music & Sound, it was exhausting to say the least.
12.30am to 2.00pm; our Australian Good Food & Travel Guide Award winner, Chef Daniel, selflessly took to the stage with his culinary wizardry and humourous and passionate yet simple approach to healthy eating. Our participants were gob smacked at the mouth watering dishes prepared in front of their youthful eyes.
2.00pm to 5.00pm; a full and exciting, experiential day was completed with the ambitious short film "The Present of Presence".
Thank You Films4Change.org.au team of Melinda Arnold and Jerry Retford for your Sound Design, Rotoscoping and some eye watering Animation. Post production courtesy of Valman Productions.
Congratulations to participants Zak Hall-Green, Mia Hall-Green, Kahu Newman, Sunny Newman, Ryan Mason, Jay Bolat, Sam Hunt, Lola Hunt, Jessica Armani-Green, Serafina Baker-Athanassiou and Marco Baker-Athanassiou for taking a leap of faith and putting your trust in nothing more than "Camera, Lights, Green Screen, Action". We are proud of you all, and you should be proud of yourselves.
Thank You Central Coast Arafmi - Mental Health & More, Erin Kate, Rhonda Boyle, Anne Stedman and the wonderful Marion Galbraith for their ongoing and undying support.
Founder Val Athanassiou.