Screen Australia & ABC Launch Indigenous Genre Filmmaker Initiative!

29 March 2017

Screen Australia and the ABC are on the hunt for early career Indigenous writers and/or directors with a passion for the horror genre to participate in a new development initiative led by Aussie horror legends, Cameron & Colin Cairnes (100 BLOODY ACRES, SCARE CAMPAIGN).

SHOCK TREATMENT is a joint initiative between the Indigenous departments at Screen Australia and the ABC, with in-kind support from the Indigenous unit at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). It is designed to support the early career development of Indigenous practitioners who have a compelling original horror concept and an interest in the genre.

Up to eight Indigenous writers and/or directors will be given the opportunity to participate in an intensive four-day practice-led workshop facilitated by Colin and Cameron Cairnes. Through the workshop they will advance their creative skills, gain a greater understanding of writing and directing specifically for the horror genre, and develop their horror concept.

To be considered, applicants must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; have an original horror concept; provide evidence of their potential screen writing and/or directing abilities; and be available from Sunday 7 May to Thursday 11 May 2017 for the workshop in NSW. All travel and accommodation will be arranged and provided.

Applications close 11.59pm AEST on Tuesday 18 April 2017. For more details including how to apply, visit here!