Margo, Addie and Jane are sisters. Margo wants to go to Art School. Addie wants her new relationship to work. Jane wants to go back to the way things were before. But their parents’ marriage is failing. Their Aunt just died. Their father is stifling who they want to be. In the space between, where do they go to find what they’re looking for?
Carclew’s ExpressWay Arts proudly presents The Space Between – a short film written, directed and performed by young people from the southern suburbs of Adelaide.
Over 10 months, Carclew’s Expressway Arts ensemble engaged in weekly filmmaking sessions with award winning filmmaker, Craig Behenna. They have been investigating and planning their own short film exploring the theme The Space Between; the space between being a child and an adult; the space between high school and university/employment; the space between the online and real worlds; the space between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour; the space between positive and negative mental health and wellbeing; and any other issues that are identified by the group.
With storyboarding and pre-production complete, the ensemble participated in a week-long shoot during the April school holidays at locations within the Onkaparinga area. The final outcome enabled parents, teachers, youth service providers, and the local, national and international community to become more connected with and develop a deeper understanding of the challenges facing young people in the Onkaparinga community.
THE SPACE BETWEEN SCREENING was held Friday 5 July 2019 at The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga. The event included Q and A with cast and creatives then post screening refreshments provided by Carclew sponsors Alpha Box & Dice and Little Bang Brewing Co. See the photos taken by Jack Turner photography here.
Watch the behind the scenes trailer here
Banner image: A-frame of The Space Between film poster – Photo taken by Jack Turner