is the first female directed Australian feature to screen at Wallis Cinemas as part of a new initiative – ‘Discover‘ – designed to support and nourish Australian films. Sasha Close, Programming Manager at Wallis Cinemas and former recipient of the Natalie Miller Fellowship, was inspired to create the program after travelling overseas on her secondment undertaken with support from the Fellowship.
“Based on observations of the programming of cinema chains from my secondment overseas, undertaken with assistance of the Natalie Miller Fellowship, I saw an opportunity to develop a programming banner that supported the variety and diversity of Australian content at Wallis Cinemas,” Sasha tells IF.com.au.
“Discover will schedule predominantly Australian content communicating a clear brand to audiences for discovering content and watching it in cinemas. This brand will allow filmmakers and distributors of Australian content the opportunity to secure a cinema release and audiences the opportunity to experience and view content.”
THE SECOND screens at Mitcham and Mt Barker cinemas from Sept 6 for a limited time.