The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest attracted over 800 people to watch the 23 short films made by local filmmakers.The film festival featured footage from Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast, and was put on by the Roebuck Bay Working Group with support from Cygnet Bay Pearls, Royalties for Regions, Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM through the National Landcare Program.
Australian actor Steve Bastoni provided filmmaking / acting workshops with Co-Director Shayne Thomson which paid off, with lots of entries from emerging filmmakers. Co-Director Kandy Curran said “Steve helped us to see the enormous potential for the Mud and Saltwater Film Fest to appeal to audiences from around the world, given the Kimberley’s dramatic coastal scenery and the areas quirky troppo lifestyle.
MC Greg Quicke, aka #spacegandalf after his appearances on Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox, was another drawcard, along with artist Sobrane Simcock who painted a dancing brolga which she donated for a silent auction, raising $1800 for the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
Check out the new Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest website for details on the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
A big thank you to the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest sponsors
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.