West Coast Visions: second project

With 'Last Train to Freo' well received around Australia, ScreenWest has announced it second West Coast Visions investment of $750,000.
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With ‘Last Train to Freo’ well received around Australia, ScreenWest has announced it second West Coast Visions investment of $750,000.

ScreenWest Chief Executive Officer Tania Chambers last night announced the second project to receive $750,000 funding under the ‘West Coast Visions’ low budget feature film initiative is Dirty Girls.

Speaking at the Australian premiere of the first film funded under ‘West Coast Visions’ Last Train to Freo, Ms Chambers congratulated the creative team behind Dirty Girls, Producer Jocelyn Quioc (Iron Bird), Writer Dave Warner (Cut, Garage Days and Roll) and Director Andrew Lewis (Sleepover Club 2, Streetsmartz and Home and Away).

Ms Chambers said: “Dirty Girls is a compelling script and I have no doubt that like Last Train to Freo, it will showcase the creative talent in Western Australia and the skills and innovation within our screen industry,” Ms Chambers said.

Jocelyn Quoic is the Producer of Iron Bird, a half hour film funded under ScreenWest’s ‘Stepping Stones’ initiative designed to invest in mid-career creative teams eager to expand their drama production experience here in WA.

The joint Last Train to Freo Australian premiere and official opening night of the 48th Annual Australian Film Institute Festival of Film was held last night at an invitation only screening at the Luna Leederville, followed by an exclusive after party at Niche Bar.

Ms Chambers said the first ‘West Coast Visions’ film, Last Train to Freo has set a high benchmark.

“Last Train to Freo is a terrific local film set and made here in Perth. The intention of the Western Australian Government in funding WA On Screen and ‘West Coast Visions’ is to expand the local screen industry through an investment in feature film stories and talent. Last Train to Freo is already making its mark, having been chosen to screen at the Melbourne and New Zealand International Film Festivals and I have no doubt it will receive rave reviews when it opens nationally through Dendy Films from September 14.”

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