Do you love films, photography or acting on screen?
Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) is pleased to offer one-on-one mentorships for NDIS eligible emerging filmmakers, actors and photographers. Using your NDIS Capacity Support Funding, you can be mentored by a professional filmmaker, photographer or actor in an area of your choice. Our mentorship program focuses on:
- Developing skills in filmmaking, photography or acting
- Client led learning and participation in the film industry
- Pathways to future creativity, study and employment
We offer a safe space to learn, and guided access to all our equipment. You will work towards your own outcomes, at your own pace. Current participants are:
- creating their own youtube channel
- studying script writing and film appreciation
- producing a short documentary
- learning how to use their mobile phone camera and gimbal.
Our mentors, Rose, Lisa and Jillian, are passionate about teaching and have decades of industry knowledge and experience between them. They will tailor your mentorship to suit you and your own way of learning. (Read about them below.)
The current one-on-one mentorship program runs for 2 hours per week for a 10 week block, but can be varied to suit your needs. You can meet with your Mentor in person at our Screen Centre in South Hobart, online via Zoom, or in your own home (depending upon Mentor availability).
If you are ready to move forward, please download the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST and return it to us (by email [email protected]) so we can get started. Or contact us directly on 6223 8344 or 0478 150 206 if you would like to know more.
Wide Angle is a non-registered NDIS provider - you can access the mentorship program if you are Plan Managed or Self Managed. Your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or Plan Manager can help you check if you are eligible for the Mentorship program. Our Mentorships comply with the NDIS Price Guide 2020-2021 under Capacity Building supports. Wide Angle Tasmania complies with all the principles and responsibilities of the NDIS Code of Conduct. We have an easy and accessible Complaints Management process through our NDIS Officer, Rose Schramm. Participants can also make a complaint through the NDIS HERE.
Rose Schramm is a highly respected Tasmanian filmmaker, with years of experience both on set and as an editor, producer and writer. She is an accredited TAFE teacher and youth worker and has taught the art of filmmaking and editing to students around Tasmania for over a decade. Rose has been involved in the production of many successful Tasmanian films, series and documentaries. Her work has been screened on ABC2, online and in festivals around the world.
Lisa Gormley, Casting Director of TasCasting, comes to the table with 12 years as a professional actor and acting teacher. She is best known for her role as 'Bianca Scott' in the long running Australian serial drama, Home & Away. Lisa studied at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) providing her with the skills and knowledge to work proficiently across theatre, film and television. She works with students of all ages behind the camera and on the stage.
Jillian Mundy is an award winning professional Australian photographer and emerging filmmaker with decades of experience working with both community and government organisations, including over 15 years with the Koori Mail National Indigenous Newspaper. She is a Tasmanian Palawa woman whose work as a freelance photographer has taken her around the country, amassing an extensive portfolio of published work - from famous dignitaries and landscapes to local festivals and art. She is always up for new and challenging opportunities and hopes that her work as a mentor will have a positive influence.
You can access lots of our other programs too, even without NDIS funding. Check out our website for all the current opportunities.
We highly recommend: becoming a WAT member and become part of our film community! You will receive a 1 hour consultation with one of our staff to show you around our centre, and talk you through how our programs will benefit you.
Britt completed her mentorship in Aug 2021 and screened the film she had produced to her friends at the Wide Angle Screen Centre.