Step-Out Web17 was a partnership between Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for Tasmanian filmmakers. It was a knock-out competition where the crowd decided which web-series were in the running for production investment including up to $20,000 cash (download the guidelines here). 16 teams completed the first 3 challenges, 12 teams completed the next 3 challenges. The Final 3 teams (plus the wildcard) pitched for production investment on December 17, 2017. The project selected for support was Women of the Island (Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Milliken & Lara Van Raay), an online series of short documentaries telling the diverse stories of the women who inhabit the island of Tasmania.
Launched on August 2 to 250 people including Pozible supporters, industry and politicians from all tiers of government, the three films are now available online to view.
Click through to watch and read about the three films produced.
A Farmer's Daughter
Jenine is a Cygnet local who has spent the last 30 years farming cattle, but when the dirty work is done, the overalls come off and she gets to work on her home which she has meticulously turned into a living museum full to overflowing of collectables.
Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible.
Madeline is a young woman who has been told she’s too white to be Aboriginal, and while many young people in Wynyard are disempowered, Madeline’s connection to Country and her proud lineage give her resilience and a strong sense of identity.