The Throwback Director Louise Bertoncini Interview – The Nostalgia and Unwavering Hope for Film Communities and Culture

Ahhh… I’m always thankful for the time my guests give me to discuss their work and life. It’s always a treat to be able to have someone spend their time talking about what makes them tick and what drives their world. But, this discussion with Louise Bertoncini, director of the short film The Throwback, is a genuine delight.

Louise’s short was made was funded through the City of Vincent Film Project, an initiative run in partnership with Revelation Film Festival where an emerging filmmaker is given $5,000 to make a short film about a story within the City of Vincent. It’s a film about a video store in Mt Hawthorn, Network Video, that is sadly no longer open, but that doesn’t stop the short film being one full of hope and optimism, a celebration of community and film culture.

I wrote about The Throwback at length in this article here, but I hope this discussion helps instil some hope in your heart for the future, and hopefully acts as a siren song for coming together once this whole upheaval settles down.

Also, this piece about the revision of Splash! is well worth the read.

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Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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