And We’ve Launched!

Last Sunday saw SONS & mothers launched at The Adelaide Film Festival. Surrounded by the Men’s Ensemble, friends, family and documentary lovers filmmakers Christropher Houghton and Louise Pascale celebrated three years of love and hard work.

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The Red Carpet                  PJ & Rosemary panel 3 panel 2 Panel 1 Our Sons and mothers Nick and Kelly Michelle, Aaron, Dylan Louise & Q Kym, Jane, Duncan Foyer Damien & June Family Chris & LouiseChris, David & Denise Alirio, Juliette & Chris A mothers love

Educating Change

When we read that Australians living with a disability were most likely to live in poverty than any other OECD country we were appalled. How could a country so rich allow this to happen to its own?

Thankfully that report ignited change and today we have Disability Care. But providing care is one thing, changing how we view disability is another. When we set out to make SONS & mothers we were committed to changing people’s perceptions. When we watch the film we think we have done that.

This month we are launching SONS & mothers at the Adelaide Film Festival and we will soon find out how close we have come.

When you have entrenched views about something it can be hard to change that. Especially when you are older and it is a view you have held for most of your life. But the younger you are the easier it is. That’s why we are passionate about educating young people about the work of the Men’s Ensemble and SONS & mothers.

During our three week season at the Trak cinema we are  offering a special ‘schools season’. This gives schools the opportunity to see the film just after having experienced the stage show.

Coupled with this is our newly launched Study Guide created by ATOM. This gives teachers and students the chance to look at the work in a holistic way, from inception to the end piece.

Our study guide explores the creative process as well as views on disability.

You can find out more about our screenings here.

A HOME TOWN PREMIERE

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SONS & mothers is launching its Trak season with an Australian Premiere at the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival.

With two screenings over the ten day festival, the Adelaide Film Festival will also be the beginning of a 3 week season at the boutique cinema on Greenhill Road. The Adelaide season of SONS & mothers also coincides with the restaging of the theatre show by the same name.

SONS & mothers the documentary gives unique access to what happened behind closed doors to make A remarkable piece of theatre from the seed of an idea to a fully realised play. Immediately observing the troupe from the first day of rehearsal to opening night, it took out multiple awards at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival. We are so pleased the show and documentary can now be seen side by side.

“We are also excited to be a part of the Adelaide Film Festival again,” says Producer Louise Pascale.

“This is the second film Christopher and I have made together, and it’s our second premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival.  We’re really excited.”

And as our experience has shown; “nothing beats a home town premiere.”

For bookings and screening details click here.

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October is looking to be a big month for Sons & Mothers.

While we can’t give too much away, look out at the end of the month for an announcement of our Australian Premiere. In the meantime we are busy getting all our marketing material together.

How do you represent seven men in one poster? It’s a question we have been grappling with for months and months.

At the Estonian Hall

We think we found the answer and here are some happy snaps from a photo shoot we had last weekend.

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Held at the Estonian Hall – Duncan, Kym, Ryan and Ben came together to work under a new Director, our very own Christopher Houghton.  As the absolute professionals they are, they were patient and produced the goods. Watch this space to see the fruits of their labour.

This WayGetting the Band Back TogetherAnd a bit forward

We have also been working with the Adelaide Festival Centre and Windmill Productions on promoting the documentary with the theatre show.  And we’d like to thank our dear friend Jennifer Greer-Holmes for coming on board and giving us a hand.

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Sons & Mothers on Local Release

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To coincide with the re-staging of Sons & Mothers the stage show at The Adelaide Festival Centre, our documentary will be shown at local art house cinema The Trak for three weeks in October to November.

From Monday 21 October you can catch daily screenings of Sons & Mothers the documentary. This is a unique opportunity for Adelaide audiences as they get to go behind the scenes are see what went on to create this award winning show.

The Trak Cinemas will also be screening Sons & Mothers daily from Monday 28 October to Friday 1November at 10:30am in a special schools season. Students are $9.50 with teachers and carers free.

For bookings please call The Trak on (08) 8332 8020.

You can also download the study guide at http://www.metromagazine.com.au/studyguides/study.asp from Monday 23 September.

To keep up to date on the documentary please sign up here

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