BANANAS

"Bananas" is a curious and playful look at growing up between two cultures in Australia's Sunshine State, Queensland, with particular focus on food and family, presented by two Australian-born Asian friends who are awkward, honest, and warm in equal parts.

Country:  Australia

Director: Rachel Anderson

Writers:  Mary Duong, Rachel Anderson
Producer: Mary Duong

 

Director bio:  As a small child in the beachside town of Hervey Bay, Rachel always grew up wanting to be a storyteller. Born to a Filipino mother and an Australian father, Rachel’s parents gifted her a camcorder for her thirteenth birthday and she spent her adolescent years writing and making films. Hundreds of cassettes later, Rachel is now a Masters graduate of Griffith Film School and a Brisbane based director who has built a diverse body of work. An incredibly versatile storyteller, Rachel's work ranges from drama to comedy and short films to web series content. Her love for short-form filmmaking ignited during her web series directing debut with LGBTQ series Two Weeks, created by Mary Duong. As part of the Screen Queensland and SBS Unscripted Initiative, Rachel co-created and co-wrote factual short-form series Bananas with friend and producer, Mary Duong. A series about their shared experiences as Asian-Australians living in Queensland, Bananas was also directed by Rachel and is due for release on SBS on Demand later in 2019. Rachel was nominated for an Australian Director's Guild award in 2016 for her work on short film, Little Kingdom. Her short films have screened at International Film Festivals all over the world. Rachel is drawn to telling female driven stories and representing the underrepresented. Moving forward in her career, Rachel is determined to continue telling female driven stories and putting more women like her on screen.

GET IT TO TE PAPA

Get It to Te Papa follows journalist Hayden Donnell on an ambitious quest to collect underappreciated Kiwi cultural artefacts and get them into New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa. In episode two, Hayden and José turn their focus to some beloved heirlooms of a now-defunct New Zealand supermarket chain – the Big Fresh Animatronic Fruit & Veges - which enthralled and scared generations of Kiwi kids.

Country:  New Zealand
Director:  José Barbosa
Writer:  Hayden Donnell
Producer:  Amber Easby
Cast: Hayden Donnell

HOW DO THEY BONE?

You've seen the movies, you've binged the series, you've read the books...but how do they bone? Season 1 of HDTB boasts eight hilarious episodes [between 8 and 18 minutes] of Professional Fun Person and former sex worker Rachel Music and her invited guest. Together they decode the naughty underpinnings of our favorite fandom and answer questions nobody was asking. Which James Bond has legendary stamina? What's Thor's safe word? Will Nintendo ever pop the question? Part talk show, part sex education, all good (dirty) fun.

Country:  United States
Director:  Anthony Misiano
Cast:  Rachel Music

RACIST TREES

Racial tensions are reignited as a historically Black neighborhood in Palm Springs continues the decades-long fight for the removal of a wall of trees that many believe were originally planted as a totem of segregation.

Country:  United States
Directors:  Sara Newens, Mina T. Son
Producers:  Joanna Sokolowski

WHO KILLED LUCY THE POODLE?

The survivor of a disastrous circus event in the 80s attempts to uncover who may have fed a performing poodle to three lions on the day they escaped into a crowded lakefront in small town New Zealand. This genre-bending series follows Kent Briggs as he pieces together one of New Zealand’s most outrageous slices of history.

Country:  New Zealand
Director: Kent Briggs
Writer: Kent Briggs
Producer: Orlando Stewart

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