City of Vincent Film Project prizes awarded to ‘eclectic’ mix of docos

Winners Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Cody Greenwood, Samantha Marlowe, Frances Elliott, Sabina Tsegay, Ellen Broadhurst, Rebecca Mansell and Matt Sav.
Picture: Ashleigh Nicolau
Winners Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Cody Greenwood, Samantha Marlowe, Frances Elliott, Sabina Tsegay, Ellen Broadhurst, Rebecca Mansell and Matt Sav. Picture: Ashleigh Nicolau

A MIXED bag of documentaries featuring environmental, artistic and supernatural stories have won a share of $15,000 in the City of Vincent Film Project.

Partnering with Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the City awarded the prize money to Perth filmmakers to help make three Vincent-centric documentaries.

Project co-ordinator Ashleigh Nicolau described the upcoming films as “eclectic”.

Revelation Film Festival Director Richard Sowada said the grass-roots project was enormously rewarding.

“It’s about having a real creative impact at a community level and brings many of these emerging filmmakers into the international fold,” he said.

Producer Cody Greenwood and Directors Samantha Marlowe and Frances Elliott’s film The Beeman is about Carl Maxwell and his crusade to save the honeybees, one hive at a time.

Neon, by Producer Rachael Karotkin and Director Matt Sav, is about the dying art of neon bending and one young man’s apprenticeship that could change that.

Ghosts Of Vincent will be an expository-participatory documentary that looks at historical people and venues within the area of the City of Vincent and will be made by Producer Paul Van Lieshout and Directors Kimberly McGivern and Ellen Broadhurst.

Production on all three films will commence this month.

The completed productions will be screened publicly as part of the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July, then later made available online through REVonDEMAND.