WA Film Grant Winner Announced
Tapped By Otherside, in partnership with Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation, announce winner of 2018 Film Grant
20 April 2018
Tom de Souza takes out inaugural Tapped By Otherside 2018 Film Grant.
The 2018 Film Grant, brought together by Otherside, Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation, awards a local filmmaker $5,000 to help produce a short film, to be screened as part of Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018 (July 5-18).
Tom de Souza has taken out the Tapped By Otherside 2018 Film Grant. Tom was selected from an entry pool that was wholly commended by judges from Revelation Film Festival and Luna Palace Cinemas.
Tom has emerged as a vital voice of his generation, documenting his own dramatic life story in newspapers and magazines across the country. With this Film Grant, Tom receives $5,000 to translate his truly powerful journey onto the big screen, with his short film Out Of Range. The film will be screened as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018 (July 5-18).
“Enabling new voices and new approaches to have a platform is what Rev is all about” says Revelation Director Richard Sowada. “It gives us enormous pride to be part of this process and provides the opportunity which in many instances can change the course of people’s lives - that’s the authentic reward.”
Telling his story could indeed change the course of Tom’s life and film career. Tom says of the film, "I need to tell this story. It is my story. It is about my journey through ice addiction and back, and the long road I've walked to learn how to live life again." With the help of the film grant, Tom works to spark positive change in the world through telling his story on screen.
As the winner of the 2018 WA Film Grant, Tom joins other Tapped By Otherside grant recipients; including the 2018 Visual Arts Grant winner, Jessee Lee Johns, and the 2018 International Development Grant winner, WA songwriter Stella Donnelly, who travelled to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.
This news follows the awarding of a $15,000 Australian Tour Grant pool to POW! Negro, Legs Electric and Davey Craddock & The Spectacles – who will all be hitting the air and stages across Australia in the months ahead.
Of the announcement of the winner of Tapped By Otherside’s 2018 Film Grant, Otherside’s David Chitty says: “As someone who has worked in both music and film in WA, I recognise how difficult it can be to get financial support for important and career defining projects. Tom’s story is one that needs to be told and it’s a great feeling to be able to give him the opportunity to tell it. I wish Tom every success with the film and with his career.”
$5,000 WA FILM grant OPEN
Otherside Teams up with Luna palace cinemas and revelation international film festival
16 January 2018
The inaugural Tapped By Otherside 2018 Film Grant is now open for entries.
The 2018 Film Grant brings together Otherside Brewing Co., Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation in this exciting new partnership, which will award a local filmmaker $5,000 to help produce a short film, to be screened as part of Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018 (July 5-18).
The film can be any genre, from short narrative, documentary, animation, experimental or any other hybrid. The only rules: it must be 10 minutes or shorter and be identifiably West Australian…in whichever way you imagine that.
Entries close 5pm WST Monday, April 9 – and the grant recipient will be announced Wednesday, April 11. Films need to be shot, edited and ready to screen for Revelation, which kicks off July 5.
Of the initiative, Luna Palace Cinemas’ Operations Manager Candice Skinner said: “Luna Palace Cinemas is delighted to be working with Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Otherside Brewing Co. on what we believe to be a truly exciting and important initiative.
“Luna Palace Cinemas has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Revelation Perth International Film Festival for almost two decades and supports any push to encourage the development of local filmmakers and help deliver quality, locally-made film content and in turn, drive the WA screen industry.”
Revelation’s Director Richard Sowada added: “Working directly with filmmakers in getting ideas and projects off the ground is what the festival is all about. If we can provide inspiration through what we screen and follow that up with initiatives that actually get things made then I don’t know what more we can possibly ask for!”
The grant will be funded through part proceeds of every Otherside beer sold at the iconic Luna Cinemas in Leederville. So a cheers on Otherside is a cheers towards the future of WA film.
The announcement of the 2018 WA Film Grant follows in the wake of a big month of Tapped By Otherside announcements, including the awarding of the 2018 Visual Arts Grant to Jessee Lee Johns and the 2018 International Development Grant to WA songwriter Stella Donnelly, who travelled to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.
This news was followed by the awarding of a $15,000 Australian Tour Grant pool to POW! Negro, Legs Electric and Davey Craddock & The Spectacles – who will all be hitting the air and stages across Australia in the months ahead.
Of Tapped By Otherside’s evolution into film, Otherside’s David Chitty says: “As someone who has worked in both music and film in WA, I recognise how difficult it can be to get financial support for important and career defining projects. Tapped By Otherside is our declaration of faith and support in the WA creative sector, which is truly one of the most exciting anywhere in the country.”
Otherside awards 3 x australia tour grants
legs electric, pow! negro and Davey craddock all take out $5000 Tapped By Otherside grants
27 February 2018
Legs Electric, POW! Negro ands Davey Craddock & The Spectacles have each taken out a $5,000 Tapped By Otherside Australian Tour Grant.
Ramping up its unflinching commitment to WA music, Otherside Brewing Co. announced a huge increase to its Australian Tour Grant – now valued, in total, at $15,000.
These artists will now be hitting the skies and stages of this great big land throughout 2018.
“We have made no secret or apologies for our commitment to WA’s creative sector, having emerged from it ourselves,” Otherside Director David Chitty days. “We promised to donate a portion of each and every beer sale to creating grants and supporting music, visual art and film – so as the company has grown we’ve now been able to increase the grant pool. So thanks to everyone who has enjoyed an Otherside: you’ve contributed to the health of WA music, art and culture!”
STELLA DONNELLY takes out INTERNATIONAL GRANT
WA SONGWRITER TO TRAVEL TO SXSW IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
12 February 2018
Otherside Brewing Co has awarded its 2018 International Development Grant to Fremantle-based songwriter Stella Donnelly.
Awarded to Koi Child in 2017, the International Development Grant provides $2,500 in financial assistance for West Australian acts to travel internationally to further their careers. Stella Donnelly will travel to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas this March to showcase in front of key international music industry pundits.
Donnelly’s brutally honest and witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines on her standout debut EP Thrush Metal. Donnelly’s relatable way of writing is her lens to the world in which we live, a glimpse into what it’s like to be a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.
“We’re huge fans of Stella and all she’s achieved,” Otherside director David Chitty said. “Stella is not only documenting but also really leading the charge on vital social issues, including genuine gender equality – and calling out the hypocrisy. We look forward to following the next phase in her huge career.”
“Thank you so much to Otherside for awarding me this grant,” Donnelly responded. “I’m super grateful and can’t wait to get across to Austin, Texas.”
“It is fantastic for Stella to be the recipient of the Otherside’s International Development Grant for her travels to SXSW conference and festival,” Donnelly’s manager and Jarrah Records head Philip Stevens added. “It is so important that artists have the ability to receive extra funding to be able to offset the costs of travel and accommodation. These funds will give Stella the opportunity to fulfil her potential on this important international stage.”
TAKING YOUR MUSIC FURTHER
Otherside Brewing Co. began life at a music festival. Founded by a couple of music industry mates, the ambition was simple: to create a beer that ‘canned’ the festival and live music experience.
Otherside is now thrilled to unveil Tapped By Otherside – a grant program helping West Australian musicians take their music further.
The 2017 Tapped By Otherside Australian Touring Grant (totalling $5,000) is now open for application – and will be awarded to an established and ‘tour ready’West Australian group or solo artist, to assist in undertaking a headline national tour across key Australian capital cities.
As well as $5,000 in cash support, the 2017 Australian Touring Grant will also offer professional development opportunities with some of the country’s foremost music industry leaders – across a range of sectors.