Raw Nerve 2011

Now in its tenth year, Raw Nerve is a joint initiative of Screen Australia and Screen Development Australia (SDA) to showcase the nation’s emerging filmmaking talent.

Raw Nerve provides entry-level filmmakers with the training, mentors, resources and financial assistance to make their first low budget short film in a real industry environment. The program spans the complete filmmaking process from concept and script development though to post-production and marketing.
We will be launching Raw Nerve 2012 in March, if you are interested in applying please contact the MRC for advice and guidance about the application process.

In 2011 the following projects were commissioned and delivered in December 2011. The Raw Nerve 2011 DVD will be available in the next few weeks and can be purchased from the MRC.

Congratulations to the following teams for completing their projects and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you the best of luck with marketing and submission into festivals.

“A Few Nervous Habits” (Dark Romantic Comedy)

Lonely office worker Judy wakes up one morning with an orange in her vagina and believes this may prevent her from ever finding true love. But colleague Roger does not give up so easily…

Producer Aaron Nash
Writer Fiona Sprott
Director Michael Hill

“The Other Side of Desire” (Fantasy Romance)

Synopsis: Meek factory worker Emma accidentally stumbles into a hidden nocturnal world of passion and desire but is she ready for her dreams to come true?

Producer Liz Dooley
Writer/Director Kath Dooley

“Rapture” (Coming-of-age Drama)

Synopsis: On the final day of her summer holidays, 12 year old Sidney sets out to photograph her suburban surrounds before she prepares for the impending disruption known as ‘life’…

Producer Krystle Penhall
Writer Seth Williams
Producer/Director Aimee Knight

“Walking Abroad” (Thriller)

Synopsis: Pragmatic Jude thinks she sees her dead grandmother walk past her window. She doesn’t believe it so she forces her sister to watch and wait with her until the old woman reappears…

Producer/Director Louis Maddiford
Writer Nicola Walker

Applicants received a $4000 production grant from MRC and Screen Australia plus $2,500 equipment and facilities hire from MRC.

They also received 50% discount on designated camera hire courtesy of Picture Hire Australia and Best FX are kindly providing discounted sound post to our Raw Nerve filmmakers.

We wish this year’s Raw Nervers all the best and look forward to screening their final films.

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