28 May 2010
Directors do things their way
Directors Charlotte Roseby, Lucy Paplinska and Rhian Skirving with Australian Directors Guild panel chair Sophie Meyrick.
The hard slog of creating a documentary was discussed at a recent Australian Directors Guild event hosted by RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication.
I Did it My Way - Navigating Success in a Changing Landscape featured documentaries on disability, health and rock n’ roll.
Directors Charlotte Roseby, Lucy Paplinska, Rhian Skirving showed their documentaries and discussed how they maintained the integrity of their projects while finding innovative solutions to funding and delivering them.
Cinema Studies lecturer, Associate Professor Lisa French said more than 100 people attended the event, an indication of the university’s strong links with the industry.
"This passionate trio of women filmmakers showed how, despite difficulties in gaining funding in the documentary sector, they were able to achieve their vision on a shoestring, and come up with quality films that were variously broadcast on the ABC, shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and taken up by prominent distributors," Associate Professor French said.
"It was an inspiration."