We are excited to officially announce the release of ‘Still me.’ – A brand new short film created by the Knox Rainbow Youth Action Group in partnership with Momentum Studios Australia.
The Knox Rainbow Youth Action Group, supported by the Knox Youth Services team, is for LGBTIQ+ young people who are keen to develop new skills and are passionate about advocacy.
Since 2018, the group has been working on film projects in collaboration with Momentum Studios Australia, beginning with the production of their first short film, MASKED. Since its premiere, MASKED has received in excess of 2 million views on YouTube, and has been screened around the world in film festivals and on television across the UK. The film also received an Award for Excellence at the LGPro Awards.
This incredibly exciting partnership showcases the amazing work of young people aged 15-25 and the Momentum Studios team, as they co-create compelling content to create change. Through this collaboration, members have developed skills in production, including, but not limited to; Story and script writing, character development, production design, producing, directing, camera, lighting, sound production and post production.
'Still me.' follows the story of a non-binary teenager, Bailey (Alanah Parkin). After coming to terms with their identity, it's time for Bailey to come out at school and navigate what this means for their social life. However, this proves harder than they anticipate, and Bailey is faced with a choice between social ridicule or the closet. Luckily, Bailey makes a new friend named Zach.
The project was funded by Knox City Council, the Victorian Government and the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) HEY Grants initiative – Providing grant assistance to projects promoting the mental health of same sex attracted and sex and gender diverse youth.
‘Still me.’ premieres on Wear It Purple Day - Friday 27th August at 9am (AEST), exclusively on the Momentum Studios YouTube channel.
To learn more about the Knox Rainbow Youth Action Group, visit the LGBTIQ+ Young People page.