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New campaign trailer - Victorian College of the Arts

We've just completed a new campaign trailer for our 11-part series for Victorian College of the Arts. The series profiles recently graduated alumni from the disciplines of Visual Art, Theatre, Production, Film and Television and Dance.

Check out the trailer below!

Coastal Climate Adaptation Project - Bellarine Peninsula

Filming is underway on our latest project with the City of Greater Geelong. We are documenting the construction of a very innovative project - an Artificial Reef off the coast of Portarlington, Victoria. Designed to mitigate tidal events, the approximately 100 metre long Artificial Reef will be constructed from steel cages filled with organic matter: scallop shells recycled from local restaurants. Work has commenced on the steel cages and several tonnes of scallop shells are being turned intermittently in a sunny paddock in St Leonards, waiting to be packed into the cages. It's anticipated that the reef will be 'greened' in order to offer a complementary benefit to the local ecosystem and encourage sea life to infiltrate the structures.

The deployment of the reef will take about two days and will occur later in 2017. We are looking forward to capturing underwater images and aerials of this very exciting event.

- Bridget O'Shea | Producer, Yarn

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Behind the scenes of our film 'Milly'

We've just returned from 10 amazing days in North East Arnhem Land shooting our film 'Milly'. The brief was to create two films to be used as resources in women's health education, primarily for the Yolngu women living in North East Arnhem Land. We're producing these films in partnership with ARDS Aboriginal Corporation and have been working closely with our lovely clients Bulkanhawuy and Emma Murphy for the last few months. Most of the time at Yarn we work in documentary so it's been a real thrill to work on a narrative client project and such a privilege and pleasure to help Bulkanhawuy realise her concept for this beautiful story. We're rapt to be working with Noni Eather as Co-Producer and Director of Photography Sky Davies, along with our fabulous cast of Yolngu women who delivered incredible performances over long days and absolutely mad end-of-wet-season-weather. A big thank you to everyone on the team - we're looking forward to getting into the edit! In the meantime, see below for some pics from the shoot.

- Bridget O'Shea | Producer, Yarn

Director of Photography Sky Davies

Director of Photography Sky Davies

Sky, Bridget O'Shea and cast member Caitlin

Sky, Bridget O'Shea and cast member Caitlin

Cast member Roberta, Katrina Channells and Latrell

Cast member Roberta, Katrina Channells and Latrell

Cast member Zowie with Co-Producer Noni Eather

Cast member Zowie with Co-Producer Noni Eather

Katrina Channells and Bridget O'Shea (Yarn)

Katrina Channells and Bridget O'Shea (Yarn)

Katrina Channells, Bulkanhawuy, Bridget O'Shea, Emma Murphy, Sky Davies

Katrina Channells, Bulkanhawuy, Bridget O'Shea, Emma Murphy, Sky Davies

Leaving Allen Street - photos to accompany documentary

As part of our latest documentary Leaving Allen Street, we recently took some portraits of the subjects of the documentary, the residents, in their lovely new homes. It was a really fun shoot and we're so pleased to share these beautiful photos with the residents, their families and staff members. All photos by our friend and colleague John O'Rourke.

ACCESS mentor program at AIDC

In March I was really thrilled to attend Australia's peak conference for documentary, the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) held here in Melbourne at Federation Square. I was selected as one of six for ACCESS @ AIDC, a mentor program for early career documentary filmmakers. The mentors were particularly good this year - John Battsek (UK), Amy Hobby (USA), Ezra Edelman (USA), Jen Peedom (AUS), Donovan Chan (SGP) and Kelrick Martin (AUS). As part of the program the mentees had one hour group sessions with each mentor over the course of the conference. Everyone was so generous with their time and it was great to connect with directors and producers who are really at the top of their game (the majority were Academy Award nominees or winners). The conference itself had really fascinating sessions with a lot of local and international delegates from the whole spectrum of documentary. I met some fantastic people - including my five fellow mentees - and it was a really productive time. Thanks for having me AIDC!

Bridget O'Shea | Producer, Yarn