2015 National Features and Documentary Series Participants & Mentors

The National Features and Documentary Series aims to encourage storytelling from new and emerging producers around Australia. Individuals were invited to submit their idea for a feature or documentary and, after receiving many wonderful submissions, we're pleased to announce the 12 successful applicants. Congratulations all! These individuals will now undertake mentoring and training with the Community Media Training Organisation to bring their idea to fruition later this year. 

Anna Carlson

4ZZZ, Brisbane

Legal Guardians? The Politics and Ethics of State Care, which will ask whether bureaucracy can ever really care for at-risk young people.  

Mentor: Sharon Davis 

Stella Glorie

Vision Australia Radio, Melbourne

Blind Book Group, which will focus on the 1st Friday book group, made up of 14 self-described ‘feisty’ blind or vision-impaired women who range in age from 60 to 93. 

Mentor: Lorena Allam

Lisa Burns

Radio Adelaide, Adelaide

The Cathedral of A Thousand Stars, a look at an outback church and the woman behind it.

Mentor: Nikki Marcel

Trent Bartlett

Fresh 92.7, Adelaide

When You Are Left Behind, which explores the personal impact of Holden manufacturing shutting down in South Australia.

Mentor: Lorena Allam

Britta Jorgensen

Edge Radio 99.3 FM, Hobart

Cracked Open, a look into the campaign against battery hen farming in Tasmania.

Mentor: Kate Montague

Meeghan Bell

3MDR, Emerald

Music With A Message - The Protest Song in Australia

Mentor: Chloe Collins

Jane Arakawa

2NSB Northside Broadcasting FM 99.3, Chatswood

Radio Pioneer Wound Up The Cat and Put The Clock Out, a feature about Australian's first radio licensee Charles Maclurcan.

Mentor: Chloe Collins

Sista Zai Zanda

3CR Community Radio, Fitzroy

We Need NEW Stories, which delves into stories of African-Australian migration, with a focus on middle-class Africans who migrate as international students or skilled professionals.

Mentor: Maddy Macfarlane

Jess Fairfax

PBS 106.7 FM, Collingwood

Relation/Expectation, a feature that aims to quest diverse attitudes towards romantic relationships.

Mentor: Maddy Macfarlane

Paul Conn

Artsound FM 92.7, Manuka

The Fairlight: an Australian innovation that changes music, which puts a spotlight on the Fairlight synthesiser keyboard of the late 1970s.

Mentor: Kate Montague

Suzanne Reece

Radio Adelaide, North Terrace

Multiplicity - Living With A Split Sense of Self, which will draw from the experiences of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Mentor: Nikki Marcel

Hannah Reich

Triple R, Melbourne

Stand Up Ladies, a journey into Melbourne's open mic comedy scene.

Mentor: Sharon Davis