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Oska Bright On The Road – Reel 2 Reel residency project in partnership with Tutti at Clare, South Australia / 14 April 2011

Young film makers using a camera

Using easy to use Filip cams to make short films

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We've had an enjoyable week with a lively and enthusiastic group of young people. They had loads of ideas and loads of energy – we had to keep thinking of lots of new ideas to keep them all busy – we are exhausted now!

They chose to make a film that was a trailer for a longer action film – called “The Legend of the K9 Hero”. It was about a superhero that saves the environment and the world!

All of the films that we've made here in Australia will soon be up on uScreen – as soon as we get back to the UK!

On Thursday night we were invited to the small cinema in Blyth – a small village down the road from Clare. We showed some Oska Bright films and I did a presentation about Oska Bright for everyone there. The audience were friendly, nice and accommodating.

We have now finished all of our residencies in South Australia, and are getting ready to go back home. We have all had a fantastic, enjoyable time here. Its going to be hard getting back to our normal routines. When we get home we've got a lot to do with the rest of the committee. We will be getting ready to show some Oska Bright films at Upstream in Brighton Festival in May. We will also be looking at hundreds of new films, and putting together some screenings for our next Festival in November of this year! Its going to be a busy time for us!

Goodbye Australia and thank you to all of our new friends here. We are already talking about coming back to show our films in other Australian cities – watch this space!

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