The animation is finished! The academic year is all but over, and the VCA film school premiere screenings are ahead.
Melbournites, my animation will screen at ACMI on the following dates:
Fri 7 at 9.00 pm
Thur 13 at 7.00 pm
Sat 15 at 9.45 pm
It screens in Program A, which also includes a doco I had the pleasure of contributing to - Made In Australia, by Amie Batalibasi.
The doco takes a personal look at the lives of Vietnamese outworkers in Melbourne. These are migrants who work from home, sewing clothes for major Australian retailers.
The industry is characterised by sweat shop conditions - extremely low pay, long working hours, heavy workloads, unreasonable deadlines and strenuous working conditions. And yes, this happens here in our country!
I did some rotoscoping for the film:And the most important news... Australia has finally voted out the conservative liberal government after 11 years. (who knows why "liberal" appears in their name). This day was a long time coming.
If only this guy could have announced the results: