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Help send a Sydney filmmaker to Venice!

BY Damien Power | 22-Jun-2012
My short films BAT EYES and BOOT have been selected (from 15,000 submissions) as two of 50 semi-finalists for the inaugural YouTube film festival: Your Film Festival. Until July 13 YouTube users will vote to determine 10 finalists to attend and show their work during the 2012 Venice Film Festival. A grand prize winner will then be named by a special jury and awarded a $500,000 grant to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott. We need your votes to help us get there! You can view (and vote) for BAT EYES here: ttp://www.bateyesandboot.com/votebateyes And BOOT here: http://www.bateyesandboot.com/voteboot A lot of love went into our films and with your help we can take them all the way to Venice! Cheers Damien
Ben James as Adam in BAT EYES.

BOOT was produced as part of The Voices Project, an initiative from youth theatre company atyp (Australian Theatre for Young People) to give voice to a new generation of Australian writers, theatremakers, filmmakers and performers.

The Voices Project brings together the best of new monologue writing from atyp’s Fresh Ink emerging playwrights program. The project kicked off in February 2011 with TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T, a critically acclaimed stage show of monologues exploring the joys and heartbreaks of first love. Two of these monologues were adapted by their playwrights into The Voices Project short films, BAT EYES and BOOT.

The films were shot back-to-back in Sydney in December 2011 in just three days. Both Voices Projects films were directed by Damien Power, produced by Bec Cubitt, co-produced by Eva DiBlasio and Eleanor Winkler, and used most of the same crew.

You can view (and vote) for BAT EYES here: http://www.bateyesandboot.com/votebateyes And BOOT here: http://www.bateyesandboot.com/voteboot For more on the Voices Project: http://www.freshink.com.au/the-voices-project/ Read the SMH story: http://bit.ly/KoTngf Please help us take these films all the way to Venice. cheers Damien