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Music Video from Australia, 4 minutes

Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm

Directed by Ciara Hehir
Produced by Ciara Hehir

Sydney based Indie-pop band Nova & The Experience’s song “Shipwrecked” is taken off their third EP, ‘There’s Something Here’. Discovering the song on Australia’s Triple J Unearthed website, Ciara Hehir conceived the video’s concept after visiting La Perouse, Sydney. Having pitched to the band, Ciara and partner Bryan Coelho, of Wanderer Pictures, worked to create a world fitting for ‘Shipwrecked’. Inspired by ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, and the lost boys of ‘Hook’, this video brings the lyrics to life through childhood adventure and wonderment. Thanks to the children (Toby, Isabella, Nelson, Alexi, Christian, Jazz and Caleb) and their parents, helpers Taylor & Shan, and to N.A.T.E: James, Anna, Laurie and Jake.

About the Director

Leaving community services to pursue a creative career in 2012, Ciara Hehir began with a short Documentary course at AFTRS, and went on to complete a Certificate IV in Screen and Media at Sydney’s Metro Screen, the same year. Since then, Ciara has freelanced as a Production Coordinator, Producer and Assistant Director in Film and TV, whilst studying a BA in Communications (Media Studies), through Swinburne Online, which she completed in 2014.  Shipwrecked was a final University project.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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