YMF Session highlight: SMASHED Films Screening and Q&A

Monday 20 June 2016

ATOM and ACMI are excited to highlight this fantastic session presented by Big hART and the Roebourne Community

Smashed Films is a collection of 10 short films that explore the connection between culture, country and healthy living. From comedy to drama, music to cuisine, Smashed films are funny, touching, and a window into life in the incredible Pilbara region of Western Australia. Smashed films were created by over 30 young people from the town of Roebourne, through a project delivered by arts and social change company Big hART. Participants were skilled up in all aspects of filmmaking, from location scouting and directing to camera and sound, and everything in between. Join us for a screening and a Q&A with two filmmakers, Max Coppin and Tyhreece Hicks and producers, Angela Prior and Claire Leach.

Big hART

Big hART is Australia’s leading arts and social change company; producing critically and publicly acclaimed performance, visual, and media art whilst being a powerful driver of solutions to complex social problems. Big hART works with communities to foster social inclusion and participation. These values underpin all of the company’s work. At the heart of Big hART’s approach is a simple idea, ‘it’s harder to hurt someone if you know their story’. Big hART has been producing the Yijala Yala project in collaboration with the Roebourne community since 2010.

Yijala Yala Project and the Roebourne Community

Yijala Yala Project is a long-term, multi-platform arts project based in Ieramugadu (Roebourne) focused on telling the story of the community’s culture, history and future in a range of media including digital media, film, theatre, games, iPad applications and music. Over 300 members of the Roebouren community have participated in the Yijala Yala, including those who created the NEOMAD comic and SMASHED Films. Through arts and digital media skill development and content creation, it explores the inter-connection between past, present and future, young people and older generations, ancient and modern culture and how critical they all are to the heritage of the ‘now’.

Summit Session – The Big hART producers will also be presenting a session at the Screen Futures Summit about their interactive comic Neomad and its next incarnation as an animated series.