Proud Mother Pictures

Proud Mother produces and distributes quality film and television for international audiences. 

Campaign for SANE AUSTRALIA

At Proud Mother we are passionate about mental health awareness and removing the stigma many face unnecessarily. Proud Mother co-founder Genevieve Bailey was recently asked to direct a new campaign for SANE AUSTRALIA with HOT GLUE in Melbourne. The response to date has been great and we invite you to take a look at these 8 Australians shining a light on their mental health journey in order to help others.

NEWS JUST IN -  SANE Forums has just won the #TheMHS Conference Award for Excellence in Psychosocial Support. Congrats to all involved!

Check out SANE AUSTRALIA on FACEBOOK HERE and please share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. #itsoktotalk

Stay tuned for more details about our next project currently in production,

View the 8 videos from the #LivingStories #ThrivingCommunities campaign below or here

New film - 'Stephanie' on SBS now

We are thrilled to share our new project with you that was created for SBS in collaboration with the Foundation for Young Australians and Real & Imagined. In celebration of Youth Week these 5 short films are screening on SBS TV in Australia and SBS on Demand now.

Director Genevieve Bailey was asked to work with 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow who dreams of being the world's first hijab wearing professional ballerina. 

Stephanie’s hopes have caught the attention of publications like CNN, The New York Times, The UK Daily Mail and Teen Vogue

Watch 'Stephanie' now - click here. 

We highly recommend you check out the other 4 winning films and feature stories by clicking here . Congratulations to all the young people and production teams who created these films. We look forward to seeing what you do next! Follow Stephanie's adventures via her Facebook here Instagram here and Twitter here.

 

All female crew! Producer Brigid Canny, Dancer Stephanie Kurlow, Director Genevieve Bailey, Cinematographer Sky Davies on location in Melbourne Australia shooting 'Stephanie.'

All female crew! Producer Brigid Canny, Dancer Stephanie Kurlow, Director Genevieve Bailey, Cinematographer Sky Davies on location in Melbourne Australia shooting 'Stephanie.'

All female crew! Producer Brigid Canny, Dancer Stephanie Kurlow, Director Genevieve Bailey, Cinematographer Sky Davies (on ladder) on location in Melbourne Australia shooting 'Stephanie.'

All female crew! Producer Brigid Canny, Dancer Stephanie Kurlow, Director Genevieve Bailey, Cinematographer Sky Davies (on ladder) on location in Melbourne Australia shooting 'Stephanie.'

ARE YOU A TEACHER?

Great news, you can access free curriculum-mapped educational resources to work with in the classroom by clicking here.

Stay young at heart : )

 

 

 

Happy Sad Man in production

We are thrilled to announce Happy Sad Man, our new feature documentary, is in production. This month we attended stakeholder meetings in Sydney and Melbourne to update some of the Happy Sad Man supporters. If you would like to subscribe to find out more about Happy Sad Man visit www.happysadman.org

 

Thanks for the love!

We would like to thank every individual and organisation who combined made Good Pitch Australia 2015 an unforgettable event for all involved! Congratulations to the other 5 film teams who pitched alongside Proud Mother Pictures on the day. We cannot wait to see what happens next. If you haven't heard of Good Pitch we highly recommend you check out https://goodpitch.org 

To all those who showed their support for our film Happy Sad Man, our sincere thanks. We look forward to connecting with you all!

You can find out more about our film Happy Sad Man here https://goodpitch.org/films/happy-sad-man

Want to keep up to date with our latest productions? Please email us and we will keep you posted.

GOOD NEWS - GOOD PITCH!

We are thrilled to announce that our new production HAPPY SAD MAN has been selected for GOOD PITCH AUSTRALIA! We've been big fans of this amazing initiative for years now and are so impressed by the work they do and the film alumni involved!

 

As their website shares, Good Pitch was created to :

Fuel the very best independent documentary filmmaking in the world

Forge new partnerships between filmmakers and changemakers from across civil society

Unlock new investment and new audiences for documentary films

Connect changemakers with powerful films they can deploy in their work

Builds a global ‘good’ network of filmmakers and changemakers

Enriches the lives of individuals, transforms communities and improves societies

To find out more visit https://goodpitch.org/

HAPPY SAD MAN - new production!

We are thrilled to announce our new project HAPPY SAD MAN is in production. Many of you have ben asking  'what's next?' after I AM ELEVEN and we thank you for your support and interest! We are thrilled to be working on this new project and will share updates here soon. If you would like to join our mailing list to keep up to date with Proud Mother Pictures news just email us via the contact page.

We look forward to sharing new stories that open eyes. hearts and minds. 

I AM ELEVEN IN US THEATERS NOW!

We are thrilled to announce that I AM ELEVEN is currently screening in US theaters! New York Times named I AM ELEVEN 'Critic's Pick' in September 2014 and great press has been received nation wide. Visit the I AM ELEVEN website for more details.

*UPDATE*  To date I AM ELEVEN has screened in over 80 US cities and more are being added regularly! Thanks to everyone who has come out to see the film on the big screen!


QANTAS picks up I AM ELEVEN

I AM ELEVEN is currently screening with Qantas in flight internationally! We are in good company on board. Thanks for all the messages from Qantas customers who have enjoyed the film up in the air! Keep an eye out for I AM ELEVEN on other airlines soon!

Canopy in Cinemas Now!

We are thrilled to announce that our friends at Finer Films have released their stunning film CANOPY directed by Aaron Wilson and produced by Katrina Fleming. The film premiered at Toronto Film Festival and has gone on to screen at festivals such as Abu Dhabi, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Taipei Film Festival just to name a few. Australian audiences can see CANOPY in cinemas now! Next up? Rest of the world. Check out their website here and their Facebook here.

A big congrats to everyone who helped bring Canopy to life including all the Pozible crowdfunders!


TV News in Portland USA

This week a very special event screening of I AM ELEVEN was held as part of the Portland Childrens FIlm Festival. Every 6th grader in the city of Maine was invited to see the film and take part in the "When I Was 11..." project too! It was a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together and discuss what it means to be 11 today and also what it felt like to be 11 in their lives.

VIDEO - CLICK HERE to see the news story from Portland

 

International Release - I AM ELEVEN

We are thrilled that I AM ELEVEN will be released around the world in 2014. Stay tuned for dates soon! 

Thanks for all the kind messages of support and requests for the film. We won't stop til it reaches you all!

If you would like to help spread the word about the film to your community we would love to hear from you!

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