Actor, director and producer Rachel Griffiths has joined Bus Stop Films as the organisation’s patron.
Griffiths’ appointment comes as Bus Stop Films, which promotes inclusive filmmaking and accessible film studies and employment for people with disability in screen, celebrates 10 years.
Bus Stop Films was established by co-founder Genevieve Clay-Smith after winning Tropfest with her inclusively made film Be My Brother in 2009. Today, Bus Stop Films has produced more than 25 inclusive films, and has won a a number of accolades, including a Human Rights Award. The organisation’s film studies program offers a professional level film education for older teens and adults living with intellectual disability, across four locations, including Aftrs, Fox Studios, Information Cultural Exchange (I.C.E) in Parramatta and, in 2020, the program will be hosted by Screen Canberra and the University of Wollongong, alongside its international program in Mongolia.
As director of Ride Like A Girl,