BREAKING TABOOS – Delving Into Stories Less Spoken

BREAKING TABOOS explores innovative styles of documentary making that delve into social topics and stories less spoken. The panel and projects are:

Max Bourke (Director) and Jackie Turnure (Episode Producer) from the ABC television series MAN UP were on a mission to break the silence around male suicide. They divulge their process from conception, getting it up with a broadcaster, and the emotional rollercoaster of making it. Aaron Smith (DP) and Jess Cohen (Producer) from YOU CAN’T ASK THAT, the ABC series that asks groups of misunderstood, judged or marginalised Australians the awkward, inappropriate or uncomfortable questions ‘you’ve always wanted to know the answers to but have always been too afraid to ask’. Sascha Ettinger Epstein (Director)  and Claire Haywood(Producer) discuss their doco, THE PINK HOUSE, the story of Kalgoorlie’s last original gold rush brothel, servicing the miners since 1904, through the eyes of the whimsical Madam Carmel, 70, and its longest-serving lady of the night. Andy Nehl (Producer) was one of the Producers of the Live show for SBS series FILTHY RICH AND HOMELESS. His prolific CV also includes other Taboo challenging projects such as Hack Live, The Chaser’s War On Everything, The Roast and Hungry Beast

Chaired by Paige Livingston, Co-Produced and Edited by Brendan Palmer. Projectionist: Alan Butterfield. Camera Operators: Pat Fiske & Rod Freedman. Thanks to AFTRS and Australian Directors Guild.