In this episode of Griffith University’s Remarkable Tales, we go to the Tasmania’s Wild West coast. What started as a Griffith University film school final year project has evolved into a three-part series of award nominated documentaries, with a worldwide following. It took nearly two years from conception to completion. The 23 year olds behind the Tasmanian Ghost Town project gained the trust of sceptical townspeople, tired of reporters coming into their dying mining town and telling just one side of their story. Those apprehensive townspeople eventually trusted the filmmakers so much they revealed parts of their lives and stories that had been kept behind the mountains for decades. Hear their story as we go to the world premiere at Queenstown Tasmania with reporter Nance Haxton, where the films were specially selected to feature in the prestigious arts festival, The Unconformity. www.ghosttownproject.com
Nance appears on The Betoota Advocate podcast, known for its biting contemporary satire of Australian life. However, they also tackle more serious issues, and in this episode interview me about the Making Waves podcast.