We've had a few short films come into the library the last month or so. The latest is Boundless (Written and directed by Steven Kanaris and Produced by Lisa Shaunessy), a short film showing at the Dungog Film Festival and St. Kilda Festival this weekend. The film was shown in April at the Accessible Arts screening at the Dendy Quay Cinema. The film stars two members of DS NSW-- Saxon Graham and Emma Brodie. Saxon plays Craig, a man with Down syndrome who lives with his parents and sets out to get a job in the city. It is beautifully filmed in Sydney and the actors are fantastic. The film was developed through workshops done with actors Barry Brodie, Emma Brodie, Tracey Sammut, Joanna Rix, Ruth Cromer and Nick Hogan. The insight into work opportunities for adults with Down syndrome may be a little too bleak for some people. But it is a well made film that could generate some discussion. Photos from the shoot are available at the Boundless Facebook log.
Other films recently added to the library:
Yolk [Directed by Stephen Lance, Starring Audrey O'Connor]
Tropfest DVD [Includes Be My Brother Starring Gerard O'Dwyer]
Mr. Blue Sky
If you'd like to borrow Boundless or any other DVD, just ask.