Seeing is believing
What are you afraid of? Snakes What are you really good at? Card games What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
Ham on sandwiches
What is your favourite fruit? Nanas What do you want to be when you grow up?
fireman to help people
How old is grown up?
Koa makes me laugh.
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