How to turn eight ornery camels into an Oscar chance

Alison James and Brooke Silcox explain how to direct camels, run a gruelling desert shoot, and build careers with their short, Judas Collar.
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Alison James and Brooke Silcox celebrating their victory at the Austin Film Festival, which puts them on the long track to a short film Oscar.

According to Perth filmmaker Alison James, working in documentary teaches you to be decisive and be in the moment.  After ten years in the medium, including 26 episodes of Outback Truckers and ten of Railroad Australia, she wanted to move into drama.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.