NEPEAN YOUTH CHANNEL
The content is focused on bringing awareness to young people the issue of binge drinking. The crew embarked on a journey to create a series of short videos that feature wide ranging interviews across the spectrum of health and community. The crew also spoke to their peers to ask what binge drinking means to them and how it has affected them or their friends.
In addition to the doco style videos, the crew also engaged in comedy writing workshops and produced short comedy sketches that bring attention to the serious side of the abuse of alcohol. Check out the You Know You’re Drunk When.. series.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE DRUNK WHEN...
Mark Taylor and Craig Anderson
Funding was received from the Australian Government under the National Binge Drinking Strategy, which aims to address Australia’s harmful binge drinking culture, especially among young people.
Lucas was born in Marrickville and now lives in Glenmore Park. Lucas’s passion is film, he currently works at Blockbuster and is looking to get into acting for film. Lucas joined the crew in August 2012 after completing the 8-week video production workshops conducted through CuriousWorks. Lucas also learnt about the facts on alcohol through Substance.org workshops. Since joining the crew, Lucas has helped write , produce and act in the ‘You Know You’re Drunk When..’ series. Lucas also worked on the short documentaries in the role of Interviewer, Presenter and Camera Operator.
Steph is born and bred in Penrith. Her passion is writing for film and her role in the Nepean Youth Channel included Camera Operator, Interviewing and Sound Recording. She was involved in the comedy writing for the ‘You Know You’re Drunk When’ series. Steph has enjoyed working on this project as it has created new opportunities and opened doorways.
Brandon aka Little
Mitch joined the crew in August 2012 after completing the 8-week video production workshops. Mitch’s role in the Nepean Youth Channel was mainly Camera Operating and Interviewing. Mitch also emerged as a talented actor in the ’You Know You’re Drunk When..’ series. His ambitions are to continue working with the crew as opportunities come up in order to build his camera skills. His next project will involve working with the crew to capture stories by young people from the Nepean.
Andrea is a University student in her final year, studying communications and media. Andrea loves the whole process of
Thomas joined the crew in October 2012 and has contributed and helped the group out in many ways. Thomas has a Bachelor of Communications (Honours) majoring in Media Arts Productions and has shot a few independent short films, music videos and events/functions. He comes from an entertainment/filming background and can shoot/edit video, write scripts and has a visual flair in photography. He has his own small production company called Little Reality Productions (LRP). He loves unique movies and horrors, he even wrote a thesis in the area of comparing the themes between American and Japanese horror films. Though as a filmmaker it is too hard for him to pick his favourite movie of all time. This project has helped him grow in confidence and experience. Though he is more of a