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Get On Board the Dirt Fox bus!

A young girl traces the footsteps of her runaway sister across the Monaro plains and to the sea in Dirt Fox, the new short film by Bega-based Oh’Allmhurain Films.

Dirt Fox joins the growing collection of inspirational screen-based works being created in the south east region and is the fourth offering from director Patrick O’Halloran and Oh’Allmhurain Films.

General Manager, South East Arts Andrew Gray is excited to see yet another professional regional short film underway.

South East Arts launched its Screen Industry Development Strategy for the region in June this year to include screen arts as part of its strategic regional arts program.

‘There are some really talented film makers in our corner of the world and it’s great to see them collaborating on projects like Dirt Fox.’ 

‘By 2018 we would like to see a self-managing cluster of screen practitioners in the region, creating quality, vibrant screen content that is reaching regional, national and international audiences,’ Andrew said.

The community is invited to get behind the Dirt Fox project, as the crowd funding campaign is launched.

Patrick said one of the most important elements of a film is the sound.

‘Sound helps sets the scene and it is often an element your audience really remembers. It has a real impact on the quality of your end-product,’ he said.

To this end, they are seeking $5000 in community crowd funding to hire a professional sound recordist to complete their crew.

Crowd funding has become a crucial part of film making in recent years and allows the general public to be part of the team and a great way for locals to show their support of the industry.

In return for an investment starting from as low as $25 up to $1000 or more, investors may receive a variety of awards including cameo appearances, t-shirts and a trip on the fictitious Bellbrook bus across the Monaro plains.

‘Oh’Allmhurain Films is on a journey towards making a successful local feature film, and  Dirt Fox, at around 30 minutes, is the next logical step.

‘We always use local cast and crew, sourced from across the region, many of whom have been with us from the beginning,’ Patrick said.

Oh’Allmhurain’s first two short films were made specifically for competition, for Tropfest and Focus on Ability. Now, unconstrained by the requisites of competition, they are aiming to make Dirt Fox the best thirty-minute film they can.

Contributions can be made to the film’s campaign and potebtial watch a short introductory video featuring Dirt Fox’s stars Saoirse Pixie Perry-Britton and Jamie Forbes at www.pozible.com/dirtfox.

Oh’Allmhurain Film’s most recent release The Shallows can be seen on South East Art’s website www.southeastarts.org.au/screen-projects.

As part of building capacity for the screen industry, South East Arts will run Crowd funding for Screen Projects workshops in 2016.

with South East Arts