Online Project Showcase

BRAZEN HUSSIES DOCUMENTARY

  • Organisation:

    Film Camp Pty Ltd

  • ABN or Auspicing Organisation:

    Documentary Australia Foundation

  • Scope of Activity:

    Australia

  • Geographic Location:

    Australia

  • Target Groups:

    Carers
    Gay and Lesbian
    Indigenous
    Migrants
    Mothers
    Refugees
    Rural / Regional
    Sexworkers
    Widows
    Aged
    Adolescents

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Funding Information

  • Total Funding Required (AUD):

    100,000 (of $950,00 total production budget)

  • Current Funding (AUD):

    46,743

  • Funding Needed (AUD):

    53,257

  • Tax Deductability Status (DGR):

    Yes

  • Tax Concession Status (TCC):

    Yes

  • DGR Additional Information:

    Have DGR status through fiscal sponsor Documentary Australia Foundation.

  • Other Funding Partners:

    TV Broadcaster, Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Aus/NZ Film Distributor (Proposed. Funding applications pending).

Project Information

  • Project Commencement Date:
  • 01 Jan 2016
  • Project Completion Date:
  • 01 Dec 2020
  • What issues are addressed?:
  • This is an Australian history film on the status of women and girls & gender equality in Australia.
  • Project Description:
  • BRAZEN HUSSIES is a documentary introducing contemporary audiences to the bold women of the Australian Women’s Liberation Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.

    Through archival footage, photographs, news headlines and in-depth interviews, their experience of one of the greatest social and political movements of the 20th century will, for the first time, be comprehensively told on film.

    This timely and historically significant film will illuminate the great social, political and industrial changes achieved by the movement and the explosion of feminist activities that followed. Placing the status of women today in the context of historical discrimination against women, while celebrating hard-won rights already earned.

    Brazen Hussies aims to empower women and men of all ages to see that everyday people can create enormous social change through their efforts. Arming them with knowledge of the historical fight for social justice and inspiring them to strive for gender equality today.
  • Alleviating suffering / disadvantage?:
  • Brazen Hussies will highlight the many spheres in which women have suffered disadvantage in our community since the 1960s and the actions demanded by women to address them. Areas where disadvantage remains will be highlighted by the women interviewed in the film. An impact campaign surrounding the film will closely link contemporary audiences to the many organisations and networks carrying out campaigns now to address the disadvantage effecting Australian women today, in areas such as family violence, sexual assault, workplace discrimination, equal pay, childcare, healthcare access, and many more.

    This project meets the aims of philanthropists dedicated to enhancing the status of women and girls in our community, building their confidence and helping them reach their full potential. By showing the strength and success of this amazing group of women, girls and other women today can see a pathway to change and advancement.
  • Changing Policy, Practices & Systems?:
  • Brazen Hussies will partner with a range of women’s organisations to develop a powerful impact strategy around the release of the film. Our strategy is to inspire our audiences to take action themselves to create social change, just as the women featured in the film have done. Resources and material will supplement the film to enable audiences to link into current programs and campaigns designed to improve the quality of life for Australian women and girls. Rather than ‘re-invent the wheel’ we will lead our motivated audiences to existing campaigns where they can have the most impact. Our social impact campaign will be developed in consultation with these partners and is a dynamic and evolving work in progress. The first stage is to secure the finance for the production of the film in 2018. Once production is commenced, development of the impact strategy for the film’s release can commence in earnest.
  • Investing in or empowering women?:
  • Brazen Hussies will show what women have achieved over the last 50 years. Support of this project is an investment for all Australian women, because it validates the history and experience of Australia’s women as being worthy of public record.

    As historian Clare Wright argues “it is fundamentally disempowering for women if their stories remain secreted in the archives, or confined to academic circles, or local knowledge…This is …a silence that perpetuates the myth of …women's presumed historical absence from places and events of nation building... The only way [women] will understand that we can make history today is when we fully appreciate how much we have made history in the past."

    Brazen Hussies seeks to augment Australian society’s understanding of our history. Ultimately the film will empower women by demonstrating that fighting for women’s equality can and has produced real and lasting positive change.
  • Media / Promotion?:
  • The Brazen Hussies documentary is itself a media project that already has a growing social media following. Many enthusiastic audience members have expressed their desire to see the completed film and over 265 individuals have donated towards production costs via the Documentary Australia Foundation
    ( See: https://bit.ly/2MDs3TB ).

    The release plans for the film include a national cinema release, a film festival campaign, cinema on demand screenings (including fundraising screenings for partnered women’s organisations) a television broadcast and ultimately online streaming and DVD sales. A comprehensive national publicity campaign will be developed covering print, radio and online media.

    We will team with educational experts to create educational resources to accompany the film, making it accessible for classroom use. Our impact strategy for the film includes advocating for Brazen Hussies to be adopted into the Australian secondary school and tertiary curriculum.
  • How is success evaluated / measured?:
  • Success of the film will be evaluated at all stages of the film’s release and impact campaign. Measures of success include:
    Box Office/Cinema audience numbers
    TV audience numbers
    Number of film festival screenings
    Number of film festival award nominations/awards
    Funds raised for women’s services/programs via fundraising screenings
    Online film rentals/sales and DVD sales
    Media articles/interviews/panel discussions generated
    Downloads of teaching resources from film website
    Whether the film is adopted as a “prescribed text” within the Australian Curriculum.
    Whether the film is adopted as a tertiary teaching resource.

Contact Information

  • Contact Person:

    Andrea Foxworthy

  • Email:

    andrea@foxworthy.name

  • Website:

    Click Here

  • Phone:

    0405 091 853