Menon’s Dawn Raid doco sees the light

Posted Tuesday 19 Jan 2021

DawnRaid poster

We're thrilled to see this long-awaited documentary is opening in cinemas tomorrow - 21 January! It documents the rise, fall and spiritual rebirth of the most iconic and influential music label in Pacific history, Dawn Raid Entertainment. Directed by Oscar Kightley, it's produced by GFC Films' Leela Menon and Matthew Metcalfe, and includes Phoebe Shum on the research team.

Click here to watch the trailer

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Managing the juggle of caregiving and a screen career

Posted Tuesday 19 Jan 2021

If.com.au reports that almost three quarters of parents and carers who responded to a 2018 Raising Films Australia survey said their caring responsibilities have had a negative impact on their career in the screen industry. Of those, 86% were women.

As a result, many were hiding the fact they have kids or care for a loved one. Others simply left the industry altogether.

Click here for a recent podcast on the issue featuring Australians Tania Lambert ACS, Sky Davies, Angela Cerasi and Hailey Bartholomew and how they juggle being a partner, parent and filmmaker.

Click here to read an excerpt from the podcast