COMING TO TOWN
For the last couple of years I’ve been working on a project called Kasey is Missing, an initiative of Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E) and Nepean Community Neighbourhood services – a project that has been an ongoing and long time engagement with the community and has became a beautiful web series about a young girl who’s friend goes missing and no one seems to notice or care.
The series was created by bringing together a group of film makers and developing scripts with the community through workshops and improvisation. As we explore the possibility of a second series we made a trip to Wellington NSW – the second oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains, Wiradjuri country. The home of Aunty Mary, who plays Aunty Mary in the series – a warm, strong and caring character, a rock for the community and the only person who seems to hear the concerns about Kasey’s absence. Following Aunty Mary’s lead we explored her home country and ran 3 days of workshops in association with Wellington Information and Neighbourhood services.
Meeting the youngsters of the region and working with Aunty Mary and Information and Cultural Exchange crew was a highlight of my year. Wellington is an enchanting place with a heavy history – We are currently seeking funding for the continued development of the series throughout 2017.