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SBS-Screen Tasmania Short-Form Factual Initiative

In 2019, three Tasmanian factual and documentary projects were released on SBS on Demand after successfully going through a development and production initiative, supported by Screen Tasmania and SBS. The producers were mentored by Claire Haywood.

The three projects are linked below:

Flavour Swap

Producers: Ella Kennedy, Catherine Pettman
Writer/Director: Ella Kennedy

What happens when passionate home cooks from our migrant and refugee community share their favourite flavours with Tasmania's top restaurant chefs? Professional chefs and home cooks will meet, share stories and cook for each other. Vince Trim, Executive Chef at Mona, is matched up with Liberian refugees Judy and Victoria. While Oskar Rossi and Federica Andrisani from Hobart Italian bistro Fico get a crash course in Indian cuisine from Muslim mother and aspiring chef Sumaiya. Come and join us for food, art and joy in Tasmania.

[photo: Amy Brown]


Executive Producer: Alicia Rackett
Producer: Paul Moran
Director: Eliya Cohen
Writer: Mark Thomson

Best mates, Shaun and Zac, fulfil a lifelong dream to form their own cricket team. After overcoming financial and social hurdles to get the The Derwent Scorpions established, they struggle to field a full team or win games. Determined to turn the team's fortunes around, Shaun and Zac recruit new teammates from Hobart's migrant community, and unlikely friendships begin to form.

[Photo: Eliya Cohen]

The Small Down Drifter

Producers/Writers/Directors: Dylan Hesp, Michael O'Neill

Follow Taylor Forward, a youth worker from a Tasmanian town of 4000, as he travels to Japan to prove himself in the competitive motorsport of drift.

[Photo: Michael O'Neill]