Angela Cerasi. 

Sydney-based colourist Angela Cerasi has taken tackling gender disparity in the screen industry into her own hands.

With support from ZIGZAG post, Cerasi will offer free colour-grading to five female-driven projects over the next year.

The projects must have a female director or cinematographer attached, and can be long or short form for film, TV or multimedia platforms. The proposed grading schedule must be flexible and the project must not have committed broadcaster or brand funding. The initiative is targeted at working creatives and is not open to full-time students. Projects will be shortlisted based on the strength of the synopsis, the filmmaker’s vision and the proposed dates for grading.

Cerasi was inspired to launch the initiative after navigating parenthood and work.

“As a working mother of two young children, I understand the challenges of re-establishing yourself after maternity leave and juggling the work life balance. I’m passionate about encouraging and mentoring women who are committed to chasing their dreams. I believe that by providingmy specialist colour-grading services to female filmmakers, who may not have the resources to finance this aspect of production, I can make a difference and show my commitment to gender disparity.”

Rob Saroff, co-owner of ZIGZAG Post said: “When Angela approached me about her idea, I welcomed the chance to be involved. Already a major supporter of the For Film’s Sake Film Festival ‘Big Pineapple’ competition, this seemed like a great opportunity to further support women filmmakers. Angela is a hugely talented colourist and has elevated the production value across multiple projects tremendously. I commend Angela on her generosity and taking gender matters from a conversation to action.”

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