Welcome To Country
When a hot shot public servant is sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for the Prime Minister’s visit, he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country.
SCREEN QUEENSLAND PRESENTS A BACON FACTORY FILMS AND BENT3LAND PRODUCTION
PRODUCED BY HELEN MORRISON,
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY DEAN GIBSON
Welcome to Country has been in my mind for over eight years when Dean Gibson mentioned he had an idea for Canberrian bureaucrats experiencing life in an Aboriginal community. The vision to make a comedy based on eyewitness accounts and anecdotes from Dean’s ten year experience in regional and remote communities always felt like a compelling idea. The creation of a short film that neatly paints the sense of community and what connection to country means in a comedic package was our goal. To have the support of the Cherbourg Community made the film career authentic and true to loveable and wonderful characters we have met along our film journey. To have produced the short film of just one of those cringe worthy experiences and breaking down the barriers between city and country, us and them, bureaucracy and real life is just the beginning.
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