October 8, 2015

Producer Angela Prior, recent addition to the Yijala Yala Project team, has hit the ground running with our brand new project SMASHED. SMASHED is an inter-generational film project directed and produced by young men and women in Roebourne WA, to create professional quality short films with a focus on health and culture. Young people in Roebourne have been busily working with Angela and visiting filmmakers Claire Leach and Curtis Taylor.

Through creating short films the participants are learning skills including storyboarding, camera operation, sound recording, location scouting, acting, presenting and documentation. So far the crew have been playing with music clips, action films, mock advertisements and even bush-cooking shows!

This series is requested by Mawarnkarra Health Service and is aimed at positively influencing attitudes towards alcohol and nutrition. Mawarnkarra Health Service is a strong, sustainable and recognised medical health service that builds healthier communities and positive change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and those who call Roebourne home. SMASHED is a legacy project of Big hART’s Yijala Yala and is being delivered out of the Ngurin Pilbara Aboriginal Centre.

The films will have their debut screenings in Roebourne next month as part of the SMASHED film festival, before going on to be shared online. Stay tuned for more details!

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