Future in Retrograde: Storytelling and Inclusion on Screen [Online]
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - 5:30 PM
Free - but please book
Michelle Ashley & Amber Richardson
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About the Show
Retrograde was shot remotely in June via a series of Zoom calls between the producers, crew, and actors and has been celebrated as an example of ingenuity in screen production during this period of workplace restrictions. But the show has not just been praised for its clever format, resourceful production and snappy dialogue. It’s also been embraced for its authentic representation of disability and chronic illness on screen. Perhaps that’s not surprising; the show’s lead writer and co-producer, Anna Barnes, lives with chronic illness, too.In this panel discussion, presented in partnership with The Other Film Festival, Retrograde’s creators will discuss what they loved, and what they learned, while making this groundbreaking show. They’ll talk, too, about how screen professionals living with disability – who are often more practised and adept at navigating restrictions on social and workplace activity – can lead the way when it comes to innovative production during Covid-19.This event will be Auslan interpreted and live-captioned.
Presented in partnership with The Other Film Festival and Arts Access Victoria with the support of City of Melbourne and Screen Australia.