Ever since it became public knowledge that Justin Kurzel’s next film would tackle the 1996 massacre in Port Arthur – when lone gunman Martin Bryant killed 35 people – there has been uproar in Australia.
The term, diversity, in reference to people encompasses a variety of different factors, from race, gender, age and sexual orientation to disability and religion. In the context of the MCX Screenmakers Conference, reference to this term was largely in relation to race and people of colour (POC).
The seventh edition of the MCX Screenmakers conference was recently held virtually over the 10th and 11th of September, with talks from many industry experts, one of which was Intimacy Coordinator, Michela Carattini.
We speak with writer/director/editor Jordan Giusti (and co-producer Chris Luscri), about his short film Reptile, which won the Best Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Billed as an annual industry event for emerging and developing content creators, MCX Screenmakers is set to take its seventh edition completely online for the second consecutive year, which has Mercury CX CEO Karena Slaninka embracing the possibilities.