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We’re making a TV show!

Have you heard the big news? We’re making a TV show about filmmakers in Western Sydney!

Still Searchin’ Productions in partnership with Western Sydney University will be producing a half hour talk show following this year’s festival, featuring cast & crew from the Western Sydney region. Do you want to work with us?

The show will be hosted by Sunil Badami and will feature highlights from the festival plus snippets from our three trophy-winning films. The winners of our 2018 Best in the West, Best Student Film and Audience Choice Award trophies will join us in the studio to discuss their projects.

Sunil Badami, author and ABC presenter (and Made in the West fan, might we add!) originally from Blacktown, says he is as proud of his Indian heritage as his Westie origins.

You might have seen Sunil on ABC TV shows including The Mix and The Drum, or heard his charming voice on ABC Local Radio's Sunday Takeaway, or one of his other regular appearances on Radio National and Double J.

We're over the moon to have Sunil on board for this project - we love his work!

So we'd like to say GOOD LUCK to all of this year’s entrants! You could be one of the three lucky filmmakers to join Sunil and Still Searchin' Productions in the studio to promote your latest project and talk about your journey as a filmmaker. What an amazing prize!

We’re pretty excited to be able to offer this kind of publicity opportunity to local filmmakers and we have to say a HUGE THANKS to the School of Humanities & Communication Arts at Western Sydney University for their generous donation - we’ve been given a complete run of the house in their state of the art TV studio in Parramatta!

The studio features Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras with Teleprompters, Vinten Osprey Pedestals, Yamaha DM1000 Audio Desk, LSC-VX20 Lighting Control, Ross Carbonite Xtreme Switcher, Xpression Prime Graphics, KiPro SSD Players/Recorders, 10GE Media LAN to Edit Suites/VT Rooms and a Green Screen Cyclorama.

We’ve heard they hire this space out for $5000 a day so we feel pretty damn lucky to be given this opportunity!

AND the icing on the cake? We get to produce the show with WSU alumni and students.

How great is that? Seven years ago when Still Searchin’ held our first short film screening night as third year students at WSU, we really couldn’t have imagined it would result in something like this.

We're stoked to be given the opportunity to produce a TV show featuring Western Sydney’s amazing filmmakers because we know that getting our names and faces on television is one vital piece in the puzzle when it comes to promoting the creative talent that lives here in the West.

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