L-R: Zoe Pepper, David Vincent Smith and Jub Clerc.
Three WA directors – Jub Clerc, Zoe Pepper and David Vincent Smith – are the recipients of Screenwest’s latest Feature Navigator round, a year-long initiative designed to develop local filmmakers.
“All three filmmakers displayed outstanding prior work, strong dedication to their creative careers and a passion to take the next step towards directing a feature film,” Screenwest Chief Executive Ian Booth said.
“The Feature Navigator program offers intensive, high-level support that is tailored to each director’s development needs and will connect those selected with producers, expert consultants and the local and national marketplace.”
Clerc is a Nyul Nyul/Yawuru director from the Kimberley with several shorts under her belt, one of which formed a chapter of Tim Winton anthology The Turning. Watch one of Clerc's shorts, Storytime, here.
Pepper is a theatre and short film director and runs her own company, Side Pony Productions. She's also a recipient of the 2014-2016 Creative Australia Emerging Career Artist Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to continue to develop interactive digital work. Watch her short film You Be the Widow here.
Smith's most recent short, We Were Here, picked up four WA Screen Awards in 2016 including Best Film. As well as several shorts, the filmmaker has spent years directing music and corporate videos. Check out his work here.