Dame Changer member Georgina Jenkins’ feature concept Blackbird has won the AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes competition.
The AACTA pitch comp was presented in partnership with Screenworks, and called for ideas that were inspired by Australia’s regional landscapes. The pitch was originally programmed to be a live event but due to COVID-19, the pitching event was taken online.
Georgina Jenkins is a writer and producer from Canberra. Jenkin’s pitch BLACKBIRD tells of a feisty but forgetful Greek woman who is Forced into aged care and decides to manipulate her carer into taking her on a road trip to retrieve her life savings before the family home is sold.
Georgina’s many projects include a Screen Canberra-funded short named PAST IMPERFECT, which was screened at festivals in Australia and internationally, including the Byron Bay International Film Festival, Canberra International Film Festival, NYC Mental Health Film Festival and Flicks4Change LA Film Festival. It also received six awards at the Canberra Short Film Festival. She also worked as Producer Attachment to Joanna Werner on the AACTA-Award nominated Foxtel drama series SECRET CITY (season one) and also on the AACTA Award-nominated DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE.
Georgina was selected for the Gender Matters-funded Athena Project, run by Screenworks, which led to the establishment of her production company Birds of Prey Entertainment, focused on developing female-driven content. Her feature project BLACKBIRD was a Dame Changer Screentank 2019 team participant and was then also selected for the current Dame Changer 12 -24 month Mentor-to-Market Project Accelerator.
BLACKBIRD | Georgina Jenkins | Australian Capital Territory
Forced into aged care, a feisty but forgetful Greek woman must manipulate her carer into taking her on a road trip to retrieve her life savingsbefore the family home is sold.