See­ing is be­liev­ing

Dubbo Photo News - - Dubbo Works - By YVETTE AUBUS­SON-FO­LEY

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FOR 22-year-old Dubbo man, Pa­trick Smart, the chance to di­rect a film and see it screened in a film fes­ti­val is not just a dream come true but a first step in study­ing film full time.

Mr Smart will make his di­rec­to­rial de­but at the One Eye Film Fes­ti­val on Fri­day night, Novem­ber 15, at the RSL Theatrette.

One Eye is an an­nual short film fes­ti­val cre­ated to show­case films cre­ated by film­mak­ers in the Dubbo re­gion or with a con­nec­tion to Dubbo. A se­lec­tion of high-qual­ity short films from the rest of Aus­tralia will also be screened.

Mr Smart’s six-minute film, “See­ing”, is writ­ten and pro­duced by lo­cal scriptwrit­er Eri­fili Davis.

“At the be­gin­ning of the year I was part of a film course on how to make a short film. From that, Eri­fili asked me to di­rect ‘See­ing’,” Mr Smart told

“I ex­pected Eri­fili to act as a co-direc­tor of sorts, but when we got to the day of film­ing she was like, al­right there you go, have fun, and left me in charge of ev­ery­thing,” he said.

“It’s a su­per­nat­u­ral thriller about a girl who has a very unique power and how she’s try­ing to live with it. She’s asked to help out with a cer­tain case and it’s about her de­cid­ing to help or not.”

Film­ing took three days and post-pro­duc­tion around two months.

“It was an in­ter­est­ing chal­lenge be­cause I’ve never been in a lead­er­ship role be­fore, so hav­ing to tell peo­ple what to do was a bit of a strug­gle at first, but we got there. We are all learn­ing as we go,” he said.

Screen­ing along­side ‘See­ing’ is the premier of ‘To The End of The Earth’, the first of a six-part web se­ries in­volv­ing over 30 film­mak­ers and ac­tors from Dubbo, Welling­ton, Or­ange, Mudgee and Parkes.

Dubbo Film­mak­ers Inc. will be running three, one­day film­mak­ing work­shops on Novem­ber 24 and 30, and De­cem­ber 1, at $10 per per­son.

The Dubbo Film­mak­ers Inc. is a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion cre­ated to pro­mote and ad­vance screen con­tent cre­ation and the screen in­dus­try in Dubbo and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Dubbo film maker Pa­trick Smart will make his di­rec­to­rial de­but at the One Eye Film fes­ti­val on Novem­ber 15. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS

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