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The Dreamhouse Producer's Statement

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The idea for The Dreamhouse was hatched a decade ago. I’d been working with an inspiring arts organisation DADAA (Disadvantage and Disabled Arts Australia) and got to know a number of young adults with Intellectual disabilities (ID's)  who were about to leave school, and some of whom were already wanting to move out of their parents home. A film about that rite of passage would be a great way to explore a vibrant part of our community. I'd got to know many within the community of ID outside of work as well. As a carer of my stepson who has an Acquired Brain Injury, I knew first hand that this journey is full of challenges, colour, (black) comedy and life changing opportunities.  ..

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Paul McDermott’s family discovery

Monday, August 11, 2014
“I think all people need to know their history, and if it’s taken from you, or there’s deception in it, you want to solve it regardless of the emotional or personal cost because you need to know.” – Paul McDermott  ..
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The Dreamhouse coming to ABC August 7th

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Dreamhouse - A new series coming to ABC TV ..

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True crime and heartbreaking drama in Lisa McCune’s colourful ancestry

Thursday, July 24, 2014
“I kind of wanted a colourful past. This is primary colours going on here” – Lisa McCune ..
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Richard Roxburghs ancestors caught up in the bloody battle over slavery

Friday, July 18, 2014
“You would like to find that people lived good and rich lives, and contributed something, and that
was the story of your ancestors” – Richard Roxburgh
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Adam Goodes reconnects with his lost Indigenous culture

Friday, July 18, 2014
“I feel like I’ve lost my culture and my opportunity to learn language, to learn stories. Today we’ve realised that I can connect straight back into that. My stories are still there, my songlines are still there, my language is still there.” –Adam Goodes ..
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Jacki Weavers family discovery

Friday, July 18, 2014
“I think it’s always good to be enlightened about the truth, about the history” – Jacki Weaver
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Rebecca Gibney Healing The Past

Monday, July 14, 2014

“I was raised in quite a dysfunctional family. We’ve always felt like there has been a spirit of rejection, I guess, hanging over our family. We’ve always felt this kind of sense of abandonment. To now know this is something that has come down from the generations, it makes sense.” – Rebecca Gibney  ..

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Amanda Keller travels through the “Gates of Hell” to uncover convict past

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
“This will be the most important thing I have ever done for the family” – Amanda Keller ..
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Artemis International has been nominated for two WA Screen Awards.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? director Victoria Midwinter Pitt has been nominated for Best Direction - Long Form for Rove McManus' episode.
Upcoming series The Dreamhouse has been nominated for Best Television Production - Factual. ..

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