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Do you know unique or special individual (a Canberran) who would make a great documentary film?

By Kerehona - 29 August 2011 36

I am a Canberra based filmmaker looking for a unique Canberran to make a short documentary film.

I’m looking for a person’s story that hasn’t been told in film.

The person can be someone following a dream or working in the arts, a sportsperson, a refugee, a firefighter – if you know anyone at all from Canberra’s diverse multicultural community who you think that their story should be told, I’d be very interested in hearing about them. 

Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please email Kris;   kriskerehonaproduction(at)gmail.com

Thank you.

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Do you know unique or special individual (a Canberran) who would make a great documentary film?
Mr Gillespie 9:14 pm 29 Aug 11

54-11 said :

That Gillespie bloke must have had an interesting background, to have become as twisted as he so clearly is.

That Gillespie bloke from the Department recommended increased security at Wentworth, armed officers on the roof, officers to be in pairs at all times, and all the gates to be locked.

creative_canberran 9:11 pm 29 Aug 11

The Soup Lady Stasia Dabrowski might be an interesting one, though perhaps not original given 7:30 did a profile about her back in 2006 or so.

FreeRange 9:03 pm 29 Aug 11

I-filed said :

The late David Branson and Canberra’s crazy grunge theatre/music scene of the 1980s/90s would be an excellent topic … (anyone still have footage of the labia piercings at the Terrace Bar? : 0)

This is actually a great idea. You could get a few people to re-enact some of the Splinter gigs, fireworks and all. You’d probably get and artsACT grant for that.

I-filed 6:59 pm 29 Aug 11

The late David Branson and Canberra’s crazy grunge theatre/music scene of the 1980s/90s would be an excellent topic … (anyone still have footage of the labia piercings at the Terrace Bar? : 0)

54-11 6:32 pm 29 Aug 11

That Gillespie bloke must have had an interesting background, to have become as twisted as he so clearly is.

sepi 5:35 pm 29 Aug 11

Many of the oldies at the Leslie Morshead old folks home in Lyneham have interesting stories to tell of the Burma Railway etc.

Other local oldies can tell interesting stories about when Campbell was the sticks and houses were cheap there and bread was delivered to houses daily in Griffith/Kingston and put in the little bread boxes outside the house (like little meter boxes).

I-filed 5:28 pm 29 Aug 11

The warts ‘n all tale of sex entrepreneur Fiona Patten would be an amazing subject! Provided the cameraman is happy to airbrush the pink bits!

Deref 4:48 pm 29 Aug 11

Oh yeah! Fiona Patton of the Australian Sex Party. An amazing woman, doing more to fight for basic human rights in Australia than anyone else. She’d be brilliant.

EvanJames 4:48 pm 29 Aug 11

PantsMan said :

John Hargraves (migrant who went on mediocre things)

The soundtrack could be the clink of empty grog bottles falling over, sort-of a never-ending soundtrack to his life.

A good doco would be one of the long-term vagrants that wander around Civic. It would be interesting to find out where they came from.

poetix 4:33 pm 29 Aug 11

PantsMan said :

So many options:

* John Hargraves (migrant who went on mediocre things)
* Joel Monaghan (dog-fancier and rugby legend)
* Justin “Mully” Williams (evolutionary genetics experiment)
* John Griffiths (new media entrepreneur and future Chief Minister)

How about Zed Seselja: From Zed to Zed

Holden Caulfield 4:30 pm 29 Aug 11

What about the old Salvo’s dude or the soup kitchen lady?

Or perhaps you could follow Captain RAAF’s hunting expeditions.

PantsMan 4:11 pm 29 Aug 11

So many options:

* John Hargraves (migrant who went on mediocre things)
* Joel Monaghan (dog-fancier and rugby legend)
* Justin “Mully” Williams (evolutionary genetics experiment)
* John Griffiths (new media entrepreneur and future Chief Minister)

p1 4:00 pm 29 Aug 11

I recommend Justin “Mully” Williams

You can call it: “Mully, the final years”.

yellowsnow 3:33 pm 29 Aug 11

How about … me? Along with at least 330,000 other people in ACT with good stories worth telling

I once joked that anyone’s life could be become the subject of ABC’s Australian Story, so long as it could be spun into the following formula: (1) sympathetic build up, with background story and interviews with family friends; (2) dramatic obstacle which causes protagonist’s life to spin out of control; (3) protagonist uses resilience/charisma/support family and friends to overcome obstacle, thereby inspiring others.

I was joking at the time, but there’s probably a great deal of truth in — everyone’s got a good, inspiring story, everyone’s got obstacles they’ve overcome (some of course a lot harsher than others)

If I were you, I’d seek out a recent refugee, possibly from Sudan or Somalia. Their experiences kinda put some of our regular complaints here on Riot Act into perspective

Swaggie 3:29 pm 29 Aug 11

You could try David Furner – he has a dream of being a great league coach

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