West Australian Bec Bignell is a passionate film-maker and producer who’s determined to get the ‘real’ regional, rural and remote Australia on screens everywhere.
She wants more films shot in rural Australia.
She wants crews to spend more time learning about rural Australia, by living there.
She wants more rural Australians employed in the film industry, especially if they are filming in town.
And she wants film crews to remain invested in these communities long after filming is done.
Given the conviction of this conversation, we have a feeling Bec will succeed.
Her film, Homespun (filmed on her family's sheep and grain farm at Kojonup) is a prime example of what can be achieved and the kind of nuanced stories we need to be telling. Keep an eye out for its release later in 2022.