Winner of Best Production at Festival X, If Not Now is a student documentary about the culture of sexism and gender discrimination in the Newcastle live music scene. Made as a Major Project for the University of Newcastle, Australia.
JK Rowling walks into a bar and lowers it every time she opens her mouth.
What I’m asking for is for LGBT identity to be authentically represented on screen, not just in subtext, or in claims from actors and writers because LGBT folk have a right to see themselves represented like anyone else. When it comes to ﬁction, despite JK Rowling’s beliefs on the matter, the representation of marginalised identities should be explicit within the text. It cannot be called representation if it is not represented in the first place.
There is nothing visibly preventing Jonathan from receiving any permanent consequences for his negligent and harmful actions which begs the question: Why is he permitted to coast through the narrative in such a disrespectful way without growth, or redemption?
The answer: Because men always are.
Eleven’s character growth could be so much stronger if the Duffer Brothers weren’t so caught up in their simplistic problematic understanding of femininity and womanhood.
In 2013, two friends and I decided to make a short documentary about Jeffery, a local 60+ year old with a health and fitness passion. Jeffrey and his wife are based in Newcastle, Australia, but travel all over the world to tackle multiple marathons every year. The film is featured on the ABC Open nationalContinue reading “Jeffrey: Marathon Runner – A Short Documentary I Co – Produced in 2013”
We live in a world where ordinary has become inadequate owing to the superhuman superheroes Hollywood throws in our faces. It’s no wonder so many of us feel our averageness isn’t action hero worthy when being ordinary (paying bills, being kind, being positive, working hard) can be 10 times harder than facing trolls.
With all the horrors of the world, I understand the desire for heroes who embody a utopian moral ideal of the self, but I don’t think that representing this idealisation of “pure” heroism is inspiring.