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Oska Bright On The Road – Reel 2 Reel residency project in partnership with Tutti at Barossa Valley, South Australia / 2 April 2011

Practicing Camera shots in Barossa

Oska Bright residency in Barossa. Photo by Stephen Firshman

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Wow! We've just finished the best film making week with a lovely group of people in Barossa valley. We worked at Nurootpa Library with 8 people with a learning disability from Barossa Leisure Options.

The group made 3 separate adverts – one about Supakleen, a new kind of music that gets your house clean quickly, another called Quarter Bounders about two kangaroos eating burgers that gave them extra bounce to help them hop to different parts of Australia, and the third one called Superfast about a spray that makes your car fly! I also made a film that showed Mrs Sparkle from England dancing with another Mrs Sparkle I found from Barossa – great fun, and good for drag queens everywhere.

Feedback from this group was brilliant – they've already planned to start a film making group (starting on Monday 4 April – can you believe?) so that they can keep up with their new found film making skills and impress us with new films soon!!! I am very excited about this and what they will turn out.

Barossa is a lovely place – we did some wine tasting in our lunch hour – and saw a fantastic sun set in a beautiful sculpture park on the side of a big hill.

We were very well looked after during our stay in Barossa by the lovely Pam, Renee and the fabulous Uncle Mike who cooked us fabulous food every day – lunch and dinner. I particularly liked the curried egg sandwiches and the chicken schnitzels!

We were sad to leave but we hope that Oska Bright will be back there in Barossa in the not too distant future!

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