Enjoy Screenability shorts on ABC iview this International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)
The Screenability Filmmakers Fund is an exciting platform that creates opportunities for Australian screen practitioners with disability, produced in partnership with Screen NSW and Sydney Film Festival.
Tune into ABC iview from this Saturday 28 November to watch all three 2020 films!
You can also catch intierviews with all three 2020 Screenability filmmakers on the Re-Frame program with Bridie McKim.
About the 2020 films
Diving In, co-directed by former Youth Paralympian Adam Bowes and Australian Directors’ Guild Award-nominee Nina Oyama (The Angus Project). Set in 2007, a young amputee swimmer Alex has his heart set on one of the coaches at the local pool. After accidentally rejecting her, Alex’s friends steal his phone and send her a raunchy text message. Mortified, Alex must get to her phone before she sees the message, or risk losing her forever;
Groundhog Night, written by multi-disciplinary artist Emily Dash, co-directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith and Rawley Reynolds, and starring Australian heavyweight actors Chris Haywood, Robyn Nevin and Susan Prior. Gary’s so used to caring for his daughter with disability Jess, he can do it in his sleep. But when the in-laws come to stay, everyone will get a wake-up call;
And Safety Net directed by award-winning theatre director Anthea Williams, about a cheeky 13-year-old boy in emergency care with guardians after his mother’s arrest. Cheeky and living with a disability, he's able to outwit one guardian while finding exactly the connection he needs with the other.
And while you're there, you can also catch past Screenability recipients and many more shorts from talented filmmakers: Llewellyn Michael Bate's Deluge, Nicole Delprado's Magnetic, Shawn Spina's Prone to the Drone, Samia Halabi's Tip of My Tongue, Daniel Monk's Broken, CrazyLove, Ward One, Dark Place, and Invisible.
Image: William Best and Nikki Shiels in Safety Net. Photo by Kelly Gardner.