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Lights, “colour”, action!!! At our Wollongong Accessible Film Studies Program.

Nov 12, 2018

Nina, one of our students from our Wollongong “Accessible Film Studies Program” classes run through The Flagstaff Group, has written a fab snapshot of their classes. Nina, brings a vibrant energy and colour to the classes and we love it!

• What have you been learning about through Bus Stop Films?
Every week, we start the class with an Icebreaker and a different class member leads that every time. This builds teamwork and leadership. We have the opportunity to share News – any news we have about our lives that we may want to share. This allows each person to begin to develop a sense of camaraderie with others.

We may then watch and discuss films or do various activities e.g. Theatre games, art/craft.

This term we will be visiting Fox Studios in Sydney!!

• What has been your favourite part of the program?

Every Saturday morning, I attend the Bus Stop Films classes. For me, the best thing has been developing friendships with some really awesome people with disability. Before film class, we have developed a tradition. My Support Worker, myself and another film class participant take photos for my Instagram – @wheelygoodlife. We call it “Dress Like a Superstar!”

So often when you have a disability, you become invisible and underestimated. This is my little way of allowing people to see my fabulousness and sharing a fun experience with friends.

• What sort of role do you see yourself doing in film making? E.g. writer, director, costume designer, make-up artist, actor etc.

I just want to make a contribution in the best way I possibly can so I have no hard and fast ideas about what that looks like.

• What sort of film would you like to make and why? e.g. Comedy, Drama, Sci Fi, documentary etc.

If I had the opportunity, I would make a documentary on the NDIS and the changes it is bringing into people’s lives because it is the biggest social revolution of our time. The NDIS has changed my life for the better and I would love to see how that is playing out in other people’s lives.

• What is your all-time favourite film?

This is a really hard question! I love Silence of the Lambs and the whole Hannibal Lecter series. But then, I am a devoted fan of Louis Theroux documentaries . . .I have quite a versatile taste I guess.

Just no Star Wars please!!

Thanks Nina, you rock!!