MONTHLY WRAP - JUNE 2022
With a small break, we are back for another Monthly Wrap!!! This month we dive into the ocean with Barons (dir. Shawn Seet & Fadia Abboud), grab a ride with Dykes on Bikes (dir. Kate Cornish, Steph Jowett & Tilly Robba) and prioritise our mental health with Holding Out for Help (dir. Lucy Knox).
DYKES ON BIKES
Directed by Kate Cornish, Steph Jowett & Tilly Robba
Dykes on Bikes is a motorcycle club with chapters all over the world. These days in Sydney it's about having a good time with friends and giving back to the community, but things weren't so recreational in the beginning. Dykes On Bikes emerged in response to gay hate crimes in the 1980s. They use to meet on weekend evenings and patrol the streets of Sydney and break up homophobic attacks that were happening.
From protectors of the streets to an Australian Mardi Gra Icon, we dive into present-day member’s accounts of their history, why they ride today and continuing on the legacy for future generations. A hybrid of a documentary and visual poem, this is a love letter to the Dykes on Bikes.
Watch on Youtube here.
Check out Kate's work here and Studio Antic (Steph Jowett & Tilly Robba) here.
Directed by Shawn Seet & Fadia Abboud
Seduced by the power of nature. Corrupted by the nature of power. As a group of surfers chase their sun-soaked dreams, they discover that even in paradise there is rivalry, greed and ambition. Set at a time of sexual liberation, protest, war and social change, Barons captures a unique moment of upheaval and opportunity as a new surfing counterculture and the spirit of enterprise collide. Two best friends, inspired by their love for the Australian beach, create what will become iconic rival surf brands. Little do they know that their success will tear them, and their world, apart.
Watch on ABC iView here.
Check out Shawn's work and Fadia's work.
AUSTRALIANS FOR MENTAL HEALTH: HOLDING OUT FOR HELP
Directed by Lucy Knox
In collaboration with grassroots advocacy organisation Australians for Mental Health (AfMH), the campaign, ‘Holding out for Help’, uses hold music to shine a light on the long wait times Australians face when waiting for mental health treatment.
Help millions of Aussies end mental health wait times, by signing the petition at: holdingoutfothelp.com.au.
Watch on here.
Check out Lucy's work here.