I am so excited that the Hairy Harold, the kick starter project, I supported last week is going ahead. Now this week I am encouraging any of my blog readers who love supporting youth living in remoter parts of Australia to support Jadella Lies.
Sonja is a highly motivated and talented young lady who has been doing art and selling her art online and at markets for some time. She was also a great mentor and friend to my daughter when we lived in far North Queensland.
She has gathered a group of her friends and is this close to creating something truly memorable for all participants, their family, friends and the wider community.
“Senthai; a land ruled by magic and chaos. No one person controls another. There are no rulers, and no rules. But legend has it there is one who has the power to seize the hearts and minds of the people. One who can control them… Her power is sought after by many a thief, mercenary and tyrant. But this powerful woman is no more willing to share her powers than she is to use them. She would die before letting that happen.”
This is it. The basic little description upon which this entire book and movie project is based. My friends and I were really just mucking around in an exam block spare, when we decided to make a movie. It was only going to be small, easy to manage (not at all like the ridiculous half-tries we had attempted in the past), nothing too hard at all… Wow, we were naive.
Before we knew what was happening, we were trawling op-shops for costumes to alter, buying swords, making props and puppets and masks and well, everything that we had promised we wouldn’t do. It was fantastic! ”
Sonja goes on to say:
“During the Christmas holidays, we (8 young women, ranging from age 7 to 18) began filming. We got our parents to transport us to locations around Mission Beach in Far North Queensland whenever we had free time (believe me, coordinating teenage girls is a lot harder than herding cats – it is more like herding bubbles) and we have now completed filming.
Now all we need is that final push to get us over the finish line. We have editors for the movie and book all lined up and ready to go, and have booked dates for an exhibition at the Mission Arts Gallery (the 26th June) where we will exhibit the handmade props, costumes and original artwork.”
So if you want to see some young women achieve their dreams why not lend them some support, and for your troubles they will send you a thankyou card, give you a film sponsorship credit, or post you a copy of their book and the dvd of the movie signed. I for one, wish them well.
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For more information on the campaign head Jadella Lies Kickstarter Campaign
Note- This project is almost funded only $130 to go (24/04/2015)
The Project is Funded, but they would appreciate more funds and will use them to the costs of their project (2/5/2015)