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Oska Bright On The Road – Reel 2 Reel residency project in partnership with Tutti. Week 4 of our work here by Matthew Hellett / 27 March 2011

Jackie interviews Matthew and Stephen

Jackie interviews Matthew and Stephen

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 Wow! Our time here is going really quickly! This week on Monday we met up with Jackie Saunders from Tutti, to make an interview with her for a TV station in Melbourne that broadcasts all over Australia. The programme is made by learning disabled people and it is about learning disabled people. It was really nice to have an informative chat with Jackie about her work with Tutti, and about our work with Oska Bright.

On Tuesday and Thursday, Stephen and Simon did some work training the Tutti staff team in film making skills, and how to make film making accessible for learning disabled film makers. We did this to make sure that the staff could facilitate and advise the learning disabled film makers to get even better at film making.

On Wednesday night we went along to a Tutti choir rehearsal. It was interesting to see how other people work to maintain and build their artistic skills. There were some amazing people there – and it was great to hear Amy improvise, and see Joel do his warm up exercise. It helped me learn some new things – but I did find the singing hard! It's not really my thing. Massive goes out to the Tutti choir and everything they have done and are doing.

On Friday we met with Matt Jones, who used to work with us at Oska bright doing press. He now works for Federation Square in Melbourne. We talked to him about our work in Adelaide, our new plans to work with Digital Media, and how he might help us to bring Oska Bright to Melbourne within the next couple of years.

Its been a busy week, and we've had time to re-charge our batteries and get ready for going up to Barossa for our next film making residency week.

I'll write some more next week, if we survive the wines of Barossa!

Keywords: disability arts festival,film,learning disability,user led organisations