For the last 6 months I have been settling into my new role as ABC Multiplatform Editor for QLD. A big part of my role is ABC Open, an awesome community engagement initiative to enable people in the community to tell their stories.
Over the next 12 months we will have 45 Open Producers across regional Australia, working with their communities to create some unique Australian content. We already have 18 Open Producers on the ground, and the stories from our first project One on One: Change is great.
Take a look at this story from Maggie Whish who worked with Gold Coast ABC Open Producer Solua Middleton…..inspiring stuff.
Super stoked to get the news last week that the Paul Kelly tribute DVD that I produced and directed for triple j and ABC Music last year has been nominated for Best Music DVD at the 2010 ARIA Awards.
Not only that, but the CD release of the Paul Kelly tribute was also nominated for Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album.
It was an awesome event and it was great to be a part of it. Shout out to Chris Scaddan and Richard Kingsmill for the concept and pulling together an amazing bunch of artists, Musical Director Ash Naylor from Even for putting together the amazing band, Ed, Dave, Kiernan & Adam from Augie March for their awesomeness, Chris Thompson and Leah Baker at triple j recording and mixing the audio, all of my ABC TV crew for their hard work and great shots, Brendan Hutchens and Kath Earle for the opportunity, Jonathan Sequeira and Rowen Grant for their editing skills, BT, Andy Kent, Sean Richards & Sarah Flynn for making it all happen, all of the amazing artists for their performances and Paul Kelly for writing such amazing songs. I love you’se all.
If you want to see and hear some of the performances you can check them out here http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/events/ausmusicmonth/09/paulkelly.htm
And you can order a copy of the DVD or CD