EVERYTHING is an emotional exploration of grief and love. The insight of a deeper truth into the stolen generations and the rippling effects on a family. The setting of this world is in a Heritage listed 1905 Homestead in Sandringham. The connection to place, and these walls are hugely significant to the story.
My father was removed from his family as a child in Tasmania growing up in boy’s homes. His broken soul took him on dark pathways. incarcerating him for many years, then after finding him under a bridge drowning in his trauma medicated by alcohol, the system placed my father in a nursing home at the age of 48.
A lifetime of trauma for my family, a sense of being lost in our darkness at times, in a glass corridor between two worlds. Searching for a place to belong, looking for love, trying to find our way home.
As a proud First Nations woman my project is an important documentation of the current times in this country. As an Artist, a contemporary scribe, a storyteller, all of our stories are of great importance. It’s evident that our voices are not represented, coming from lived experience, a deeper truth.
Women’s voices are needed in the film industry. Contributions towards my project will assist myself and my incredibly talented team to work at their greatest capacity. Blessed with the team surrounding me, there are costs. I have been working tirelessly demolishing the space and prepping to work with the design team. I want to make this film to honour my dad, to show the trauma that government policies have when you are institutionalised behind cold walls, locked steel doors and bars. It strips a souls purpose.
My dad apologised to me in his final days… His words, “I’m so sorry Tam, I didn’t know how to do it, I didn’t know how to be a dad.”
This is the third in a trilogy of short films.
We are asking for our dream budget of $25,000 to make this film. We would love any contribution, even a gold coin and to help spread the word. To us this is more than a fundraiser, it is a way to connect the story to the world.
We aim to use the funds to help foster a dynamic creative environment for our crew of professionals, in which they feel comfortable, passionate and enthusiastic to perform their best. Your contribution will go towards set design-matching the original heritage homestead, equipment hire, catering, and getting the film out into the world through festival submissions.
Your contribution means more than you could imagine. All support is greatly appreciated.
A gold coin can make a dream come true.
Tammy Lee Rock