Framed: Creating Impact with Putuparri and the Rainmakers
There is a new buzzword in documentary filmmaking – but what exactly is the role of an Impact Producer? An increasing number of documentary projects are developing and implementing social impact strategies with the aim of provoking social change and a wider discussion around the themes and issues raised in the work.
The team behind award winning Australian documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers, Producer John Moore, Director Nicole Ma, and Impact Producer Julianne Deeb, shared their experiences in creating and impact producing this successful project, and discussed the importance of telling stories that can change the world through calling audiences to action, and setting the expectations high for the social impact of the stories we tell.
Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a universal story about the sacred relationship between people and place. It takes audiences on a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia’s Great Sandy Desert who have fought a twenty-year battle to win back their traditional homeland. An epic tale of cultural survival and the importance of connection to country Putuparri and the Rainmakers was the winner of the 2015 CinefestOZ $100,000 prize for best film, and premiered at MIFF 2015. On 13 March 2016 the film will be broadcast on NITV and meanwhile it is continuing its international festival screening run. Ronin Films distributed the film in a limited theatrical release in late 2015 and screenings are now being held with Tugg, the cinema on demand platform in venues large and small across the country. Nicole, John and Tom “Putuparri” Lawford have attended many of the screening events for Q&As.
Nicole Ma, Director
John Moore, Producer
Julianne Deeb, Impact Producer
Moderator: Cristina Pozzan
Where: Open Channel – 476 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008
When: Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 – 6.00pm