Screenworks | Wanted: Fearless Seniors to Feature in Films09.07.2018
Screenworks and Feros Care are searching for 10 people aged 75 or over to be featured in a series of short documentary films as part of a new innovative project called FEARLESS.
Each of the selected seniors will have the chance to learn new skills and will receive a writer/director credit for a film. Screenworks and Feros Care have put a callout for applications – no experience is necessary, but a fearless and bold attitude is. Successful applicants will be chosen because they smash the traditional stereotypes that surround ageing.
As part of the new FEARLESS project, each local senior will be supported and guided by professional filmmakers – the FEARLESS Production Mentors from The Bakery Media Production – to develop, create and produce their short documentary about a bold challenge they undertake or their fearless lifestyle.
“We’ve designed FEARLESS to be a way for local seniors to acquire basic filmmaking skills so that they are able to tell their own stories and be a part of a collection of inspirational short films that celebrate growing older” explained Screenworks Chairperson, Deb McBride.
“All of these exciting films will be unveiled at an exclusive red-carpet VIP event later this year and we will also distribute them as far and wide as possible online and at film festivals.”
As part of the project, each FEARLESS senior will be asked to film their daring challenge and deliver this footage to the Project Mentors who will edit it along with a filmed interview to create the final FEARLESS film. All FEARLESS applicants will be encouraged to enlist a good friend, family member, volunteer or carer to assist them throughout this project.
Feros Care’s Marketing & Communications Consultant, Tarnya Sim said that she is most excited to discover stories that challenge typical views on ageing – “we’re looking for seniors with fearless attitudes to life and who are ready to commit to their next bold ambition. If you’ve always wanted to get a tattoo or fly on the trapeze or if you’re already a dedicated ocean swimmer or in training for your next triathlon, then we really want to help you to star in a film documenting it.”
Both organisations are also encouraging younger people who can convince their older family member to get involved and be fearless – “If you know someone who has a bold approach to life, then we’d also like to hear from you” said Tarnya Sim.
FEARLESS is happening between early September and mid-November 2018. Applications close on Sunday 12th August 2018.
Detailed guidelines, application forms and more information about how to apply are available from Screenworks’ FEARLESS website or you can contact the Screenworks office direct on (02) 6681 1188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Screenworks’ new initiative FEARLESS is being produced in partnership with Feros Care, with the support of Fearless Project Production Mentors, The Bakery Media Production.