As a struggling filmmaker I am sick and tired of a certain leading video production company (with a turn over of more than $1 or 2 million per year – maybe more) dipping into the ridiculously small funding pool of money for film productions provided by the ACT Government. This happen every single year, and worst of all, this certain production company director sits on the board of the ACT film office.
I have missed out on being awarded funding and maybe because my project was not as compelling as some others… I can deal with that, but if it is at the expense of this production company’s income then that really annoys me and my fellow filmmakers.
This production company should be seeking funds from Screen Australia – how are we independent small filmmakers supposed to get funding when we have to compete with multimillion dollar companies?
The total funding for all creative film, digital content and video games development is just $45,000. What a joke. Stop taking our money.
I wish to remain anonymous as many of you know Canberra is too small and this issue is like career leprosy. The last person to raise this issue was outcasted by the Film Office.