Reflection on Week 3 Prompts

In week three we were told to write a list of actions, locations and people we thought we interesting and could potentially use in a film… this is what I came up with:

List of actions:

  • Smoking
  • Injecting
  • Surfing
  • Dancing
  • Kicking
  • Lighting something on fire
  • Going to the toilet
  • Flushing
  • Kissing
  • Ripping


  • Mccracken ave stairwell
  • Lonnie’s backyard
  • Jan Juc upstairs balcony
  • The hideout
  • Merri creek
  • Edi gardens
  • Monty’s desk area (with all the plants)
  • Gub’s farm
  • Monty’s airey’s house
  • Zenelli flower shop
  • Milkbars (st georges rd, separation st, reid st)
  • Sacred Heart
  • Fran’s house
  • Ineke’s belmont house
  • piedemonte’s
  • French patisserie on lygon
  • Italian bakery/deli on lygon st
  • Melbourne cemetery east


  • North fitzroy postal workers – ‘so rude’
  • Zenelli flowers lady – crazy – ‘darrrling’
  • Family: Mum, Dad and Hannah and how they experience grief in different ways and how seeing the body in death may make a difference to acceptance.
  • Casey and monty and their instruments
  • Ineke and her art or her autism
  • Jack/fran/Blaise on homosexuality
  • Jules on getting stalked
  • Architects at different stages: Dad, Arlee, Jules, Tom, Bao, Laura

The most helpful thing I got out of this exercise was thinking about locations I could use, because it’s often something I leave up until last minute (and I usually end up just using my own house). It got me thinking about other people’s houses or outdoor locations that have interesting spaces that would look good on screen.

I am most likely going to be doing a drama piece (not documentary) for my project this semester, because I would like to work with a friend who has just finished the creative writing course at RMIT (majoring in screenwriting), as well as some friends who are actors. In saying this, writing a list of interesting people did spark some ideas on short documentary films I could create, using the stories (and most likely interviews) of people I already know.

On another note, I was thinking about the kinds of films I would like to be involved with in the future and this is what I came up with:

  • Original
  • Conceptual and creative
  • educational/thought-provoking/intelligent
  • Entertaining
  • Money-making, but not purely made for the money (I would love to see a film I worked on in the cinema)
  • Cinematic
  • Fun
  • Motivated filmmaking style, subtle, but beautiful

If it’s possible, I would love to create a film this semester that encapsulates all of the above… well, maybe not the money-making side of things. Why not start my future now?

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