Joined Up Films to produce Seasons mini-doco in WA
Western Australia-based Joined Up Films will produce new indigenous mini-documentary Seasons.
The project will deliver up to five, five-to-eight minute indigenous contemporary documentaries, which will be broadcast on ABC1. It has been supported via ScreenWest’s $250,000 Indigenous Short Documentary Development and Production Initiative.
Joined Up Films has previously produced two one-hour SBS documentaries: My Mum Talks To Aliens and Extreme Cleaners; a half-hour ABC documentary: Homeward Bound; and two eight-part ABC1 series Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? The company was funded last year via Screen Australia’s Enterprise Program.
In a statement, WA culture and the arts minister John Day said: “The WA indigenous film sector has grown considerably in recent years with projects including Bran Nue Dae, Jandamarra’s War, Yagan and Satellite Boy and this is a great opportunity to develop the skills of the state’s new and emerging indigenous writers and directors."
Seasons is expected to be completed by June.
Read the full announcement at the WA Government’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet.