The Carinbundi Foundation is hosting a film fundraiser at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre screening Best Summer Ever on Wednesday 18 August.
The film, created by Zeno Mountain Farm, is a fresh take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring eight original songs.
The film has been created with a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities.
Carinbundi Foundation Coordinator Debra Phillips said the movie on show was a cross between Grease and High School musical that provided people the opportunity to see disability put centre-stage.
“This film is an important opportunity for everybody to see “disability representation” on the big screen,” Debra said.
“I think people will love this movie.”
Directors of the film Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli said the film was created out of a profound need in the industry to see authentic disability representation on-screen.
“With “Best Summer Ever” we set out to make a film that celebrates inclusivity and challenges misconceptions about disabled talent. This film is so important to us because in the conversations around inclusion in Hollywood, far too often disability is left out of the discussion entirely,” they said.
“Why are we living in a world where people with disabilities don’t see themselves on-screen?
“This film is part of a movement to highlight the talents of disabled actors and crew members who deserve a chance to work in the industry. Filmmaking is a crucial medium for raising awareness and promoting cultural enlightenment, and we hope a film like ours can be a steppingstone to continue these important conversations.”
The funds raised from the event will go towards building homes for life for people living with a disability in Bundaberg.
The Carinbundi Foundation built their first two houses earlier this year and there are now people living in them.
You can buy tickets for the event here and they can also be purchased at the Moncrieff Theatre.
Carinbundi will also hold its third Charity Golf Day on 3 October 2021 and are looking for both sponsors and players.
Film Fundraiser event details:
When: Wednesday 18 August
Time: 6 pm – 7.15 pm
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Ticket cost: $15 per ticket