Earlier in the year I had the great pleasure of hosting the premiere of The Voices Project, an exciting new writing and filmmaking endeavour from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp). There I was delighted to introduce the screenings of Boot and Bat Eyes and hold a Q&A with the inspiring creative team.
Fast forward a couple of months and this pair of short films are two of six Australian short films selected for the semi-finals YouTube's Your Film Festival. So this evening I'm thrilled to be chatting once again to the charming director Damien Power, as well as fellow semi-finalist Maziar Lahooti.
Both are AFTRS grads - how's that for a homecoming! I hope you'll come along, as well as VOTE for their wonderful films.
**Update! We'll also be joined via Skype with another AFTRS grad and semi-finalist, Alex Murawski. You can watch (and vote!) for his short Kiss HERE.Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender and YouTube want to give short filmmakers a shot at the big time and 15,000 shorts have been whittled down to 50 semi-finalists, all vying to make the top 10 for a chance to screen their creations at the Venice Film Festival.
The grand prize is $500,000 for a new project to be produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender.