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Being a director: An Interview with Robin Bryan

Being a director: An Interview with Robin Bryan

Robin has been participating in film studies at Bus Stop Films since 2011 and over the last four years she has taken a keen interest in directing. She received first-hand experience of the directing process on The Interviewer, and was mentored by Genevieve throughout...

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Bus Stop moves to AFTRS!

Bus Stop moves to AFTRS!

A new chapter opens for Bus Stop Films, as AFTRS (the Australian Film, Television and Radio School) are set to officially host the first BSF Film Club tomorrow. Partnering with us, the prestigious filmmaking school is opening their doors to diversity and inclusion –...

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READY. SET. MIRO! The journey begins…

READY. SET. MIRO! The journey begins…

On Tuesday 22nd March 2016, a group of Bus Stop Films students set out to undertake what would become a challenging yet vastly exciting opportunity for them all. They were tasked with the prospect of joining the set of “Miro” – a heartbreaking story of an Indigenous...

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Johanna Garvin: Why can’t it be different?

Johanna Garvin: Why can’t it be different?

Johanna Garvin is determined to forge a career for herself in the film industry. As a woman living with Cerebral Palsy (CP), Johanna brings a unique perspective to just how exclusive our film industry can be.  In this blog, Johanna reflects on the challenges she has...

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Are you the One? — Choosing the Right Actor for your Film

Are you the One? — Choosing the Right Actor for your Film

It goes without saying that actors are a core piece of any film so it’s imperative we choose the right ones. In the past weeks, our students have been learning about the auditioning process and the four key points needed when picking the best actors: emotional range,...

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Meet the Team: Hello from Bus Stop Films

Meet the Team: Hello from Bus Stop Films

The film industry is notorious for exclusivity and how difficult it is to get into. It’s because of these barriers that we exist. Since our origins, we’ve been dedicated to building pathways for people who might usually be excluded in society, become included in an...

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Scriptwriting- Breaking through Writers Block

Scriptwriting- Breaking through Writers Block

Writing an engaging script isn’t easy – like many creative tasks out there, we tend to wait for the inspiration bug to bite us before letting our fingers tap away at the keyboard, furiously trying to keep pace with our racing minds. But that inspiration bug just isn’t...

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The Grateful Journey

The Grateful Journey

Writing this has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I am not one for sharing my emotions publicly or dwelling on the hard moments in my life. I would much rather find the lighter side, joke around and put on a positive face. So where to...

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It’s not just plot – characters matter too!

It’s not just plot – characters matter too!

In a previous entry, we mentioned the importance of unforgettable characters – characters which leap out of the screen and scream (or whisper), “Remember me! I am relatable, admirable, or just simply, very lovable.”These memorable characters add flavour to your films!...

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A day in the life of the teacher!

A day in the life of the teacher!

It goes without saying that there are many people who make up the incredible team at Bus Stop Films; however it is Genevieve Clay-Smith who is teaching, mentoring and delivering the Bus Stop Films, film studies program. 12 students each year are involved in producing...

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Emma’s top 7 Rom Coms!

Emma’s top 7 Rom Coms!

I love romantic comedy genre films for their romance, the intimate relationships often with a bit of passion thrown in, the humour that makes you laugh and most of all they usually end with a ‘happy ever after’ ending!One convention of romantic comedy is ‘the love...

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