Screen Queensland supports Bacon Factory Films

14 October, 2014 by Press Release

Screen Queensland is proud to announce its support of Bacon Factory Films' initiative The Production Line launching this week and focusing on emerging Indigenous filmmakers getting their ideas from story to screen.

Screen Queensland’s support is part of its recently announced Early Career Screen Funding Program.


The Production Line is made up of three components – a master class, the ‘Remote Activation Initiative’ with a documentary to be made in a regional part of Queensland and the ‘1st Step Initiative’ giving indigenous filmmakers behind-the-scenes access to a film production.

“We’re thrilled to have Bacon Factory Films, a Queensland-based production company, on board as one of our Early Career Screen program partners,” said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

“The Production Line is an exciting opportunity to raise the voice of Queensland’s Indigenous community through screen culture.

“Not only will the program provide wonderful experience and valuable skills for Indigenous early career screen practitioners, it will provide a space in which to foster a new wave of vibrant cultural storytellers.”

The Production Line program commences with a free, two-day master class being held at the State Library of Queensland on Wednesday 15 October and Thursday 16 October and includes insights into areas such as working with broadcasters, funding bodies and post production.

The master class will bring together well-known Indigenous industry practitioners including guest panelists Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), Kelrick Martin (Outside Chance), Steven McGregor (Redfern Now), Aaron Fa’aoso (The Straits), Angelina Hurley, Douglas Watkins, Anthony Mullins, and Ramahn Allam (ABC Commissioning Editor).

Bacon Factory Films was set up in 2013 by Indigenous filmmaker Dean Gibson who along with Helen Morrison has been one of the architects of the program.

Dean Gibson says the program is exciting for the industry.

“We are so privileged to bring together these professionals, to inspire and work with hopeful Indigenous filmmakers who have not had this opportunity before,” he says.

“There’s a bright future here and this is just the beginning.”

Following the master class, selected participants will be guided through a documentary production process by experienced professionals, producing two ‘Our Stories’ projects for NITV, with at least one project produced in a regional location.

The Production Line will be based at the State Library of Queensland’s Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Space. To register for this week’s free master class contact: or by phone: Helen Morrison: 0416 256 705; Dean Gibson: 0402 329 421.

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