Campfire Film Festival after-party: AN OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT 2 SHORT FILMS
(1) LITTLE BIRD, D: Jemma Van Loenen
After a grog fuelled night in a stolen car, 16 year old Jesse faces a crossroads when his best mate Jamie is arrested.
THE CAMPFIRE SCREENING
Little Bird was screened at the LOOP Bar as part of the Campfire Film Festival as the first of two ‘more challenging’ films for schools (the second was Love in the Kitchen, see next blog entry). In the audience were approximately 20 viewers ranging from teachers, parents and filmmakers.
The discussion followed the screening and this recording starts mid-stream, following the basic question: is this right for the classroom? The concerns are around drug use and frequent coarse language. Towards the end of the discussion, filmmaker Jemma describes what motivated her to produce this action-packed window into a troubled world.
While not quite bootleg, this recording was made in a difficult setting. We apologise that not all voices are clear, but think you’ll get a good sense of most of the conversation. We also include a language warning for younger listeners.