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Final sponsors announced for 2018 Made in the West

Hang on to your hats Western Sydney! We’re here to announce our final sponsors for the 2018 festival.

FOUR more local businesses are generously supporting Western Sydney filmmakers by offering some fantastic prizes to our 2018 festival award winners!

We want to say THANKS to them on behalf of our entire community.

Of course, you can also help us repay the favour by checking out their websites and hitting thumbs up on their FB pages!

Made in the West Film Festival sponsors are champions of our ever-growing local film industry and they should be the names we all think of first when planning our next film productions!

Let us introduce them to you:


Based in Seven Hills, Digital Logic offers hire and sales of high quality film production equipment ranging from consumables to camera, sound, lighting and grip. Their passion for film making and drive to provide innovative production tools keeps them informed and up to date with new technologies. They can provide advice, from planning to completion, of your next project.

This is the second year that Digital Logic has sponsored Made in the West and we’re twice as excited this year to be announcing that the winner of the Audience Choice Award will take home a prize voucher for $2000 equipment hire for your next film shoot. Have you checked out their amazing catalogue of film gear? It’s filmmaker heaven! Speak to the team at Digital Logic and they’ll get you sorted for your next production. Thanks for your support Digital Logic!

Bunk Bed Beats is an intimate songwriting, recording, production and mixing/editing studio located in Marrickville. Owned and operated by 2016 Best Sound Design winner Helmut Uhlmann, Bunk Bed Beats has the high-end audio equipment and production experience needed to mix and master audio for your films, or they can work with you on music composition, sound design and ADR. Check out their awesome new studio!

Photo-Shop-Studio have a huge warehouse shop and photo studio on Parramatta Road, plus they offer the largest range of always-in-stock lighting and camera supplies we've found online. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, they offer workshops and technical assistance to budding camera experts and a huge supply of equipment for purchase and very reasonable prices. Tell them you’re with Made in the West and receive a 5% discount!

Thanks to Photo+Shop+Studio we’ve got a brand new Benro tripod (valued at $100) to add to the prize package for Best Cinematographer. This, coupled with the Zhiyun Tech camera gimbal kindly donated by Rah Sharma and Nighthawk Productions will make an awesome package for any Western Sydney filmmaker looking to top up their equipment store. Thanks to the team at Photo+Shop+Studio for your generous donation!

Luke Walker has worked as DOP / Aerial DOP for some of the country’s biggest brands, including Sony and ANZ Bank, while working with some of the country’s biggest on-screen talent. Recently, you’d have found him on set at Sydney-filmed blockbusters Pacific Rim and Peter Rabbit.

Luke has a huge collection of lighting and equipment and he loves shooting short films with up-and-coming producers, partly because he remembers what it was like to be starting out once too. Check out his work and get yourself ready, because we’ve certainly left the best announcement until last!

Thanks to Luke Walker Productions, the 2018 Best in the West Award winner will be awarded a 4-day DOP package (valued at $5000) with equipment and lighting included, so you can have Luke on set of your next short film! Luke will work with you to create your perfect scenes, producing cinema quality vision and helping you reach every Western Sydney filmmakers next big goal: to make another short film in 2019! Thanks Luke for this amazing prize!!


Please put your hands together for these wonderful prize sponsors!!

To our entire list of 2018 sponsors - we are so grateful for your support and we can’t thank you enough for the contribution you are making to our community. You make our hearts swell with pride!

If you (or someone you know) would like to support Western Sydney’s local film scene then please get in touch with us (very) soon! You can find us on Facebook or say g’day here.


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