Rewriting the Script
Genevieve Clay-Smith can see no reason why people’s opportunities should be limited by factors beyond their control.
“People with disabilities really lack points of access to employment of choice,” she explains. “It’s pretty unfair that if you’re born a certain way, and society has stigmas about you, you won’t be able to go into an industry that you’re interested in.”
Clay-Smith is co-founder of Bus Stop Films, a not-for-profit organisation transforming the lives of people with disabilities by creating opportunities for them to be included in the notoriously exclusive film industry.
The program combines theory-level study of film with practical filmmaking to give students a real film school experience, all while gaining confidence and self-esteem, literacy and work-ready skills.