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What kind of person does it take to defeat the odds and embark on a successful creative career?


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  • DIRECTOR Ryan Bodger




Creativism is a female host-based series and the people interviewed in each of the initial 6 episodes are highly sought after Australian creatives, leaders in their field and known for their extraordinary talent, but nobody really knows much about the people or the practice behind the work of these humble creators…until now! Enter Beccy Iland, an actress with a knack for making people feel at ease in front of the camera, as she explores their worlds, their struggle between public and private life, their family pressures, and the high impact their cultural heritage has had on each of them. Their appeal is far reaching around the globe. The subjects in Creativism reflect our Australian cultural identity, they are a vastly multi-cultural bunch of Australians: Chinese, Greek, Lebanese, Croatian, New Zealand, Filipino, Serbian, Macedonian. Each of their heritages tell a story - drama, love, family pressure, expectations and ultimately success. It is an organic, honest series, full of hope.

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Educating youth on the reality of pursuing a creative career in Australia, while also inspiring hope for their artistic futures. Creativism seeks to entertain, but is also a very genuine, organic delve into the world of some of Australia’s most talented and successful creatives.


What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Creativism aims to give people the confidence to try and follow their creative dreams, and to explore their creativity in times of need, as a form of therapy and healing, regardless of their unique obstacles and challenges. Especially now in the times of Covid when people are feeling isolated and blocked, Creativism shows how to access parts within yourself required to forge ahead with positivity and hope.


What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Short term outcome: increased knowledge, understanding and awareness of the inside workings of creative careers and lives.
Medium term: Behaviour changes inspired by Creativism is appreciating and supporting the arts more.
Long term outcomes: improved mental health in the arts, more funding for individual projects, giving new voices a chance or opportunity, fresh faces in the industry. And for the audience - finding ways to explore creative avenues for themselves.


How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

Creativism will achieve it's outcomes by using social media strategies, multi-platform activity, and being able to roll out many interviews with a broad range of creators. I feel public talks and screenings of my interviews - at art galleries, part of online festivals - would help this doco to draw attention to the arts world of Australia; that of these hard working, talented, but humble good people, hoping to make the world a better place. Not just interviewing celebrities whom we already know so much about and can’t delve deeply into the challenges faced with a creative career. By continuing to choose the most aspirational and REAL subjects to interview, we will achieve outcomes.


How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

Not really! I definitely have mentors who are highly successful at bringing awareness through social media to their causes. And I have access to wonderful creatives to be interviewed for the series.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Hosting screenings, buying art, implementing arts programmes at schools that are fun but also realistic in terms of managing expectations of young Australians. Showing support through social media.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Key indirctaors would be increased awareness around the artist I’m uncovering, funding for everyone who has worked on this programme already for a long time now, supporting their endeavours. Media about the project and a larger audience for the show. A dedicated home base for the documentary - be it a tv channel or an online platform. Opportunity to extend the ideas of creativism, so being invited to give talks/interviews, making the private worlds more public. Using art as therapy is so important so I'd like to see this idea implemented in schools and with adults too.