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Event: Storycode Sydney – The Art of Perseverance in Transmedia?

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Hats off to my mate Ester Harding for launching the Sydney Chapter of Storycode.

Storycode chapters convene real life events designed to educate, inform and connect creators of immersive and interactive stories. At the core of the Storycode movement is the willingness to make, experiment and participate in growing a broad and expansive discipline which will spawn new immersive experiences, stories and technologies.

Their second meeting was on Thursday 28th August and I successfully applied to be one of 5 pitchers at the event, presenting The Art of Perseverance.
My presentation is below.
There was also a fascinating presentation from Michael Hughes at Soap Creative who developed the transmedia campaign for the new Aussie flick These Final Hours. We then got the added bonus of seeing the film for free!

It was a successful event, with a good number attending and great to catch up with lots of familiar faces. I think the pitch went down well and getting to meet Paul Wiegard from Madman was a bonus. He seemed keen to meet up and let me hear his version of The Art of Perseverance.

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Article: Junkee – “How to make it in the Australian Film industry” by Dee Jefferson

I have enjoyed the writings of Dee Jefferson over the years in many publications, least not least when she gave me a great review for a theatre show a few years back!

Dee has written a great article in Junkee about How to make it in the Australian Film industry. She challenges us to check how many films made in 2012 we have heard of, never mind seen.
Take a look here for yourself. and read the whole article here.
She then zeros in on three  first-time feature directors who will be premiering and/or releasing their babies in cinemas over the next few months: Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours, showing in Directors Fortnight in Cannes); Jennifer Kent (The Babadook); and Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays).

What I liked about this article is that Dee avoided the doom and gloom and ‘slag-off Screen Australia’ approach so oft used by journalists and social media naysayers, but elected to focus on a few key points to inspire future filmmaking projects

I think its time I introduced myself to Dee and had a chat.

I also think its time we all went and watched those three films and gave those inspiring creatives some moral and financial support.

So check out the trailer for 52 Tuesdays: