Trevor Jamieson
Trevor Jamieson

Actor Trevor Jamieson, soon to be seen in the upcoming remake of the classic Australian film Storm Boy playing the iconic character Fingerbone Bill, has been appointed the permanent ambassador of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

As ambassador to the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Trevor will become one Revelation’s most prominent supporters, lending his profile and his passion to promote the festival regarded by media, industry and audiences alike as the most individual and innovative screen culture events in the country.

Revelation Film Festival director Richard Sowada says it’s a terrific collaboration.

“Trevor is proudly West Australian with an international outlook, just like Rev,” said Richard.

“We can’t think of a better person to help spread the word about what we do and what we are all about.

“As an actor he’s of course deeply involved in the screen business, but he also brings a message of the place of the arts in our broader culture.”

Trevor Jamieson says he’s humbled at the opportunity.

“As someone who grew up in the arts industry and spent most of my life in Western Australia, I’ve gained witness to skills of strength and weakness within our state that have always given me experiences to share of stories and places, nationwide and internationally,” Trevor said.

“I’m excited to celebrate the most simple viewpoints that can reveal great strengths within the awareness of our mindset for independent works and allowing for amazing collaboratives between national and international themes to understand the human common aspects of social justice.

“Plus I’m looking forward to being back home again and becoming involved with a lot of well known and emerging artists.

Revelation Perth International Film Festival - City of Vincent Film Project
Revelation Perth International Film Festival – City of Vincent Film Project

Revelation Perth International Film Festival partnered with the City of Vincent for a film project which offered an opportunity for filmmakers to tell stories in and about the City of Vincent, with $15,000 being allocated to fund three short documentaries.

Revelation Film Festival Director Richard Sowada said the grass-roots project has been enormously rewarding.

“It’s about having a real creative impact at a community level and brings many of these emerging filmmakers into the international fold,” said Richard.

The winning films are:

The Beeman
The buzz around local Beeman, Carl Maxwell, isn’t for nothing – he’s the best in the business – and that’s because he can communicate with the local honeybee population. The Beeman follows one man’s crusade to save the honeybees, one hive at a time.
Producer Cody Greenwood, Directors Samantha Marlowe and Frances Elliott

Neon
Neon signs are everywhere in cities around the world. They liven the sky and streets with colour and atmosphere. In Perth, neon bending is a dying art. But one young man is taking on an apprenticeship that could change that.
Producer Rachael Karotkin, Director Matt Sav

Ghosts Of Vincent
An expository-participatory documentary that looks at historical people and venues within the area of the City of Vincent. The film investigates the legend of ‘Kanga’ the ghost who haunts the newly renovated Leederville hotel, but also focuses on other venues and locations of interest in the Vincent area.
Producer Paul Van Lieshout, Director Kimberly McGivern and Ellen Broadhurst

Project Coordinator Ashleigh Nicolau said that the films were as eclectic as the City of Vincent itself.

“A mixed bag of environmental, artistic and supernatural stories, I can’t wait to see these short documentaries take off!,” Ashleigh said.

“The City is also keen to work closely with the filmmakers to create events surrounding the film subjects such as art exhibitions and ghost tours.”

The record number of submissions received were considered by a panel of industry professionals, and representatives of the City of Vincent and the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

Successful applicants will commence production in January, and the three completed films will screen as part of the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July.

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