A SELECTION OF OF OUR PRODUCTIONS
SHARED PERSPECTIVES / ENDOACTIVE CONFERENCE
SHARED PERSPECTIVES is a unique educational resource for women living with Endometriosis and the Health Care Professionals who treat them. Produced from a groundbreaking 2015 conference at Sydney University initiated by dynamic health promotion charity, EndoActive Australia & NZ. Includes 6 hours of essential information on Endometriosis from 14 top health presenters, with additional themed interviews with women living with Endo. The DVD set is available from EndoActive and streamable at VIMEO ON DEMAND. Producers – Lesley Seebold, Rod Freedman. Editor – Joshua Marks, Camera – Rod Freedman, Joshua Marks, Steven Salgo.
‘Best Public Health Initiative’ 2016 Prime Awards.
WRONG SIDE OF THE BUS
2009. 56mins. ABC Compass. Professor Sidney Bloch, determined to confront his guilt for colluding with Apartheid, returns to South Africa with his teenage son on a quest for reconciliation. View the website for the STUDY GUIDE and PRESS KIT. Festival screenings in SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BOSTON, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, VANCOUVER, CALGARY, RHODE ISLAND, MINNEAPOLIS, SAN DIEGO, JERUSALEM, HAIFA, TEL AVIV, AUSTIN, SEATTLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, ST LOUIS, SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON. “Best African Documentary” – International Film Festival South Africa. Produced, written and directed by Rod Freedman. Editor Joanne Levitan. Camera Marc Radomsky. Music Todd Hunter. Script Editor Lesley Seebold.
A public awareness DVD profiling VOICELESS – The Fund For Animals, highlighting their Grants programs to organisations that share their vision of a world in which animals are treated with respect and compassion. Producer, Director – Rod Freedman Camera – Joanne Parker, Rod Freedman Editor – Thabo Nel Music – Michael Yerzinsky.
THE STRONG SERIES
6 x 26 mins. SBS, NITV. START STRONG, KEEP SAFE, STAY STRONG, STRONG AND DEADLY, LIVE STRONG and SEE STRONG. Six programs on Indigenous health issues in rural and remote areas, from babies to adults. Produced for the Rural Health Education Foundation.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Greystanes Children’s Home in Leura, NSW was a large residential centre for children and young adults with disabilities and complex health care needs. In the late 1990s, a decision was made to close the institution and support its residents to live in the community. This is the story of devolution: one of the most important social policy initiatives taking place in modern Australian society. Introduced by Julie McCrossin, this DVD records the journeys of Greystanes residents, families and staff as they look back on their life changing experience. Other parents whose adult children still reside in institutions also share their hopes and fears of a future life in the community. Director, Lesley Seebold. Producer, Rod Freedman. Editor, Joanne Levitan. Camera, Jeff Bruer, Rod Freedman.
2003 – 2007. Three series of 7 x 26m for Film Australia & SBS. Significant Australians reflect on their lives and achievements. Producer/Director: Rod Freedman. Interviewer: Robin Hughes.
Features: Betty Churcher, Thomas Keneally, Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, Bud Tingwell, Bernard Smith, Joan Winch, Bill Mollison, Sir Zelman Cowen, Anne Deveson, Tom Bass, Noel Tovey, Noeline Brown, Max Lake, Joan Kirner, David Williamson, June Dally-Watkins, Donald Metcalf, May O’Brien, Ted Egan, Don Burrows, Dame Beryl Beaurepaire.
I CAN’T HEAR YOU
A DVD in 8 languages about Otitis Media (glue ear) for parents and child care workers. Includes animation and interviews with professionals and parents. Produced by Lesley Seebold for Lady Gowrie Child Centre and NSW Department of Community Services.
A 30 second community awareness campaign using animation and special effects to demonstrate the effects of cigarette smoking on an unborn baby. Produced for the Rural Health Education Foundation. Producer/Director Lesley Seebold.
AUSTRALIA’S PRIME MINISTERS
2009. 27 x 3 mins for the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra. Biographies of each of Australia’s PMs for permanent display on touch screens. Also screened on History Channel and ABCTV.
A five part longitudinal series produced for the the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University NSW, showing the philosophies and practice of the internationally renowned Mia-Mia Child and Family Study Centre. Part 1:The Program for 2-5 year olds Part 2:The Infants program (under twos) Part 3: Building Relationships Part 4: The Outside Environment Part 5 Thinking About Thinking
52m. SBS. A personal documentary about Rod Freedman’s 93 year old great uncle in Lithuania, UNCLE CHATZKEL portrays the patient triumph of one man’s dignity and intellect over genocide, oppression and personal tragedy. DVD available here. Streamable here. Free Study Guide here.
Produced, written and directed by Rod Freedman. Screened in over 50 international film festivals, nominated for two AFI awards and winner of many international awards, including: NY Independent Film & Video Festival – BEST DIRECTOR International Documentary, Washington Jewish Film Festival – AUDIENCE AWARD, Sichuan TV Festival – FINALIST, Shanghai Television Festival – FINALIST, Columbus International Film & Video Festival – HONOURABLE MENTION, LA International Film & Video Festival – BEST DOCUMENTARY, New York Festivals – FINALIST, Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards – HIGHLY COMMENDED
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