Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Creative Pros – Film Industry Meet as apart of Youth Digital Cultures!

Timothy Ly and I attended this awesome free youth event at Customs House Circular Quay that feature a panel of industry guest speakers from Andrew Traucki, director of feature film Black Water (2007) [film about crocodile terrors in NT mangroves]; Sonia Bible of Black Jelly Film Production; Sacha Ettinger-Epstein who did the film project, The Oasis that sparked a national debate about youth and homelessness and James Findley who received the FTO young Film makers fund for short film Vend that was a finalist at the 2006 IF Awards. It was a highly engaging and down to earth event run by Mission Australia and City of Sydney in a wicked space in Customs house. I remembered hurling a question to the panel in regards to feature film funding in Australia and got an anticipated response of private investors as core source while governmental funds was just a top up from Mr Traucki. Tim, on the other hand, delved into content development and what Mr Traucki to specify the term “Australian genres”. Apparently, the outback Australia theme is making a “resurgence” and Mr Traucki has a knack for thrillers as well. By the way, he made his film from 2.5 mil, in comparision to “Rogue” another crocodile theme film (from the makers of “Grabriel”) received 20 mil to make their film since they stepped foot into Hollywood. Question to ask ouselves…Who could potentially fund Rumble Pictures future projects? What are the characteristics of our hypothetical investors? How could Rumble Pictures stand apart from the endless groups of aspiring filmmakers living on a high by just making “shorts”?

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