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Deadly Tales

BBQ and launch of Deadly Tales children's TV series

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When

Aug 29, 2008
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Where

Redfern Community Centre

Contact Name

Mark Finlay

Contact Phone

0413 764760

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Thirteen young indigenous kids from the Kelso Primary School are linking with
thirteen indigenous kids from Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School in Waterloo,
Sydney to create a pilot episode of a brand new children’s television series being produced by Sydney-based film company, Giant Vision.
“Deadly Tales is a series where two groups of indigenous kids – one from the city and one from the country – write, direct, shoot and perform in their own ‘Deadly Tale’ short film”, says Giant Vision producer, Chris Hobart. “In each episode we see all the excitement and drama of the two short films being created by the kids, reaching a climax with the screening of the finished films at huge celebration events with the two communities involved.”
Already the project is causing a lot of excitement within the local indigenous
community. Wiradjuri Elder, Gloria ‘Dindima’ Rogers, is enthusiastic in her support.
“The aboriginal students being given the opportunity to tell, act and film their ‘Deadly Tale’ is an exciting and empowering venture, not just for the students involved but for our indigenous and wider community as well.”
Metro Cinemas in Bathurst will host the gala premiere of the short films in a special screening on Saturday 30 August 2008 at 2pm. This event is free and open to the whole community. “It’s a fantastic project where the community can get involved and see their children’s achievements on the big screen”, says Metro’s manager, Fiona Miller.
The writing and filming of their part of the project will take place at Kelso Primary School from August 18 to 22.
Contact: Mark Finlay,
Giant Vision Ph 0413 764760
Please contact Mark to discuss the film team’s availability for photo opportunities and interviews.

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