18.4 C
Byron Shire
May 11, 2021

Goonellabah filmmaker gains Screenworks grant

Latest News

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local gov reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Other News

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Karenza Ebejer directing a pool scene for her Createability film at Goonellabah.
Photo supplied

Goonellabah-based filmmaker Karenza Ebejer is one step closer to realising her dream of being a professional documentary filmmaker, following her recent selection as one of two participants in Screenworks’ Director Pathways program.

She will be joined by Simon Portus from Sawtell on the program, which gives two emerging directors from regional NSW $3,500 each to put toward a professional development program of their making, together with career support and industry introductions from Screenworks and the Australian Directors Guild.

Karenza has a background working as a producer and director of corporate videos and has been transitioning into short form documentary making.

In the last couple of years she has created two short films as part of Screenworks Createability program which have aired on ABC. She also works with Lismore’s Red Inc and various councils mentoring youth, disability clients and Indigenous communities in filmmaking.

‘I really want to build my skills so I can work towards director feature length documentaries with a social impact,’ said Karenza.

‘I am interested in the theme of birth as a rite of passage. I would like to run a wider educational campaign alongside a film, rolling out an educational package that could go into birth and women’s health centres.’

‘Through Screenworks’ Director Pathways Program I am able to increase my directing skills by attending a series of documentary directing master classes as well as camera and lighting courses at the Australian, Film Television and Radio School.

‘I would also like to get an attachment position, working alongside a professional director that I can learn from.

‘For a long time I have been wanting to attend the annual Australian International Documentary Conference in Melbourne to build up some industry connections,’ she said.

Screenworks’ Director Pathways Program is a professional development program, delivered in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) with the support of Create NSW.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who will be hosting demonstrations at...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have deepened and strengthened their bonds...

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday 5 June. As they say,...