Emerging filmmakers showcase their talent

THE work of several talented Tasmanian filmmakers was recently showcased at Wide Angle Tasmania’s NERVE 2018 film premiere.

NERVE is an annual initiative that gives emerging Tasmanian filmmakers the chance to make a short film to industry standards, with Wide Angle providing a budget, mentoring, training and support throughout the creative process.

Wide Angle Tasmania executive director Abi Binning said she was pleased with the diversity of the stories and the commitment of the filmmakers to see their work on the big and small screens.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for untried filmmakers to get a break into the film industry,” she said.

“NERVE is the only short film funding available in Tasmania and has shown that it is a really successful model of training – the films from previous years have been selected for prestigious international film festivals.”

Minister for the Arts Elise Archer said she was delighted with the production quality of the films that premiered.

“In 2018, the Tasmanian Government provided more than $39,000 to Wide Angle Tasmania through Arts Tasmania to support a number of its opportunities and targeted initiatives for Tasmanian filmmakers, including NERVE 2018,” she said.

“The funding supported the production of one of the NERVE 2018 projects – a most enjoyable romantic comedy ‘Printed in Ink’ by young Hobart filmmakers Victoria Bremner (director) and Patrick Foster (producer).”

Ms Bremner said the knowledge and experience she gained during the process helped her develop her filmmaking skills.

“The support I received from the screen community was amazing,” she said.

“I feel I now have a greater understanding and appreciation for how complex filmmaking, and directing in particular, can be, and the amount of work that goes into it.

“I hope to continue on with writing and directing, I just finished a script recently and am hoping to get it off the ground sometime this year.”

Caption: From left, Minister for the Arts Elise Archer with Hobart filmmakers Victoria Bremner, Wide Angle Tasmania executive director Abi Binning and Screen Tasmania director Alex Sangston.