Tropfest filmmaker has help in focus – The Sutherland Shire 2012

July 26, 2012

A TROPFEST winner from Monterey has been using her skills to help people with disabilities engage in professional film-making.

Writer and director Genevieve Clay, 24, who won the Tropfest title for her short film Be My Brother in 2009, co-founded a non-profit organisation in the same year with producer Eleanor Winkler, 28, after they couldn’t find a viable pathway for people to follow.

“We wanted to provide a supportive environment for moderately disabled people to get hands-on experience in the world of film making,” Mrs Clay said.

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