Made In Mt Druitt’s cash struggle
STREET Uni’s Made In Mt Druitt campaign has hit a roadblock as it has run out of funding.
Made in Mt Druitt videos feature the stories of people who love living in Mt Druitt.
The campaign began as a response to the controversial documentary aired by SBS in May, and snowballed but has now been halted after the initial funding ran out. Producer Randy Glazer said without funding the group could not produce any more videos, despite their popularity.
“We put the call out to council and a call out to a few people, we just haven’t heard anything back yet,” Mr Glazer said.
Each minute-long video cost $500 to make and so far the five videos had received thousands of hits on YouTube. Mr Glazer said the cam- paign had been an exciting journey. “It’s been incredible,” he said. “One of the videos got 12 or 15,000 hits — they’re all doing really well.”
Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali said he would support any project aimed at encouraging unity in Mt Druitt.
Cr Bali said the council was still exploring funding local film projects and wanted to ensure that each project was considered before allocating any funding.