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Exclusive Screening of Award Winning Inclusive Fillm

By Flagstaff Friday, 12 May 2017

Exclusive Screening of Award Winning Inclusive Fillm
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The Flagstaff Group are delighted to announce an exclusive screening of the award winning short film project “Kill Off”. Illawarra based Disability Enterprise The Flagstaff Group are  excited to partner with Short Films Production company Bus Stop Films, to screen this new film that promotes inclusive filmmaking for people with a disability.

“Kill Off” is the creation of Director and Film Maker Genevieve Clay Smith, winner of many awards including 2009 Tropfest Short Film Festival, Westpac & Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Young Leader Award Winner for 2014, the 2015 NSW Young Australian of the Year and now listed in the B&T Top 30 Women Under 30. The movie plot is based on an unlikely friendship which forms between a woman with an intellectual disability and a Sudanese refugee, which was made by professional filmmakers and 11 students with an intellectual disability from Bus Stop Films and filmed on location at The Flagstaff Group’s Commercial Laundry in Unanderra.

Creatively working with people with an intellectual disability for over ten years, Genevieve is passionate about the skill development of people with an intellectual disability. As Bus Stop Films Co-founder and CEO, Genevieve, believes that English skills, living skills, work ready skills, confidence and well-being can be further developed through access to film studies.

Sydney-based Bus Stop Films is a not-for-profit organisation which is voluntarily run, and provides access to a “film school experience” for people with intellectual disabilities and others from marginalised communities. Bus Stop Films aims to create an inclusive creative industry and break down barriers through helping its students learn about filmmaking, whilst creating films which raise awareness for marginalised communities and alternative perspectives.

The two times nominated film, Kill Off, stars American Actress Jamie Brewer, who is best known for her role in the American Horror Story television series.  Along with Jamie’s extensive film and theatre career, she is also celebrated for being the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the catwalk in New York.

For over 50 years, not-for-profit Social Enterprise, The Flagstaff Group has been recognised as a leader in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven for in the provision of opportunities for employment and skills-based training for people with a disability. Flagstaff partnering with Bus Stop Films for the project was the perfect paring as both organisations both actively assist with skills development and celebrates the achievement of people with disabilities.

Guests at this exclusive screening will arrive to live music and drinks being served followed by welcome speeches from The Flagstaff Group’s CEO, Roy Rogers. Kill Off director and producer, Genevieve will then introduce the film with Bus Stop Film’s graduated student, Joni.

This Kill Off exclusive screening event will then end on a high with an upbeat and inclusive Krump dance masterclass which will be delivered by Krump expert Mark “Shutdown” Manhattan.

The Flagstaff Group invites you to attend this exclusive screening event on Friday 2nd June 2017 at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) located on Burelli Street, Wollongong. Doors open 6:30pm to then commence screening the film at 7pm. Entry is by gold coin donation and seats are limited, so first in will be first seated.

Media Contact:

Sarah Peden – Marketing Communications Coordinator

sarah.peden@flagstaffgroup.com.au

P: (02) 4272 0272