'A SPIRAL MIND' funded by Screenworks

We are super excited to announce that Nomad Films' short documentary, 'A Spiral Mind' is one of 8 films to be commissioned by Screenworks for ABC broadcast later this year.  The documentary follows the story of  Kurt,  a multi-passionate artist living with the hidden disability of mental illness. Describing his mind like an un-tuned radio Kurt negotiates his ‘mental health adventure’ through his art.

LEAP promotional video

I recently had the pleasure of creating a short promotional video for the LEAP centre - an Early Childhood Intervention Service based in Albury Wodonga. The heart, knowledge and experience the worker brought to their work with young children was beautiful to see.

Flying Fruit Fly Circus - Circus Under My Bed

Have you ever wanted to join the Circus? As the Flying Fruit Fly Circus prepare to head out on their 2016 National tour we wanted to share with you a little clip we made about their 'Inside the Circus" program. Such fun!

Nomad Films working with Connecting Hands in Phnom Penh

The old railway line in Phnom Penh is home to hundreds of sex workers who earn anywhere from $1-$5 from each 'client'. The rent for their homes (a spartan room on stilts above open sewerage) is around $20-$25 a month. This lady, once she gives birth to her child will most likely return to the trade within 2-5 days. If she and her child are to eat and have a place to live there is no option.
Connecting Hands is working to break this cycle. Please check out their page.

Along the old railway line. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Along the old railway line. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Along the old railway line. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Along the old railway line. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Filming in India, 2015

January this year I had the privilege of returning to India to again document the work of Children of Mother Earth with children and families living in slums near the railways and in poverty stricken villages. The work of Ravi and his team is the most holistic, heart-wise and visionary NGO work I have ever had the honour of documenting. As the second most populous country on earth and with some of the most extreme poverty in the world life in an Indian slum is extremely precarious. It is into this world that Ravi and his team venture every day walking a delicate balance of care, support and empowerment.

CoME homes now provide housing, education, emotional support and materials needs over 200 children who were either living on the railways or whose families, too poor to care for their own  child, have asked CoME to provide a home instead.

My job now is to turn the hours of footage we returned with into a document that will provide CoME with a tool to build more support for for its work. A daunting yet exciting challenge. 

Shadara slum near Shadara railway station, Delhi

Shadara slum near Shadara railway station, Delhi

Shadara slum near Shadara railway station, Delhi

Shadara slum near Shadara railway station, Delhi

Homeless man in Gorakphur, India

Homeless man in Gorakphur, India

Filming with Ravi at Shadara slum, Delhi

Filming with Ravi at Shadara slum, Delhi

When I last filmed Sumon 7 years ago she was a living at a railway, self harming and running her own gang of young beggar kids. She finally left the railways to live permanently at Apna Ghar, Lucknow. Two years ago she married and now has a baby son. Together with her husband she is planning to open a small shop in her home village. 

When I last filmed Sumon 7 years ago she was a living at a railway, self harming and running her own gang of young beggar kids. She finally left the railways to live permanently at Apna Ghar, Lucknow. Two years ago she married and now has a baby son. Together with her husband she is planning to open a small shop in her home village. 

CoME children at Lucknow Apna Ghar, India

CoME children at Lucknow Apna Ghar, India

Ravi and some of his kids at Phasar Apna Ghar, Northern India

Ravi and some of his kids at Phasar Apna Ghar, Northern India

More of Ravi's incredibly cute kids. Phasar Apna Ghar, Northern india

More of Ravi's incredibly cute kids. Phasar Apna Ghar, Northern india