Dream It, Screen It is a week-long workshop by Sit Down Shutup and Watch for emerging and aspiring filmmakers with learning disability in the Whyalla region of South Australia.

The workshop will facilitate participants to create a short film that can be screened and submitted to film festivals and develop skills in digital storytelling and filmmaking.

When:      Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2019,
10am – 3pm daily

Where:    D’Faces of Youth Arts, 14 Viscount Slim Ave,
Whyalla Norrie

Free entry, refreshments provided

Contact Suzanne Merrall on 8422 6511 if you are interested in participating.

Sit Down Shutup and Watch has received funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund through Country Arts SA to deliver Dream It, Screen It, in collaboration with YMCA’s Leap Takers program and Whyalla City Council .

See Whyalla News’ story about this by clicking here.


Sit Down Shutup and Watch offered one-hour ‘Create your own Digital Profile’ workshops on both mornings of the 2018 Festival. Participants chose props, music and a narrative to tell their personal story which was then professionally edited into a short video. The workshop cost $15 per person ($12 for concession card holders) and included a USB containing the digital profile to take home.

Laurence Byrne appears in his own digital profile

Virtual Reality Masterclass presented by Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson delivered a week-long Masterclass prior to the 2018 SDSW Festival to introduce South Australian filmmakers with a disability to the amazing world of virtual reality.

Working with the software that virtual reality artists use, disability filmmakers will be given an opportunity to create their own VR artworks, learning how to transform drawings and paintings into incredible virtual worlds.

Simon’s visit and Masterclass was made possible through the Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA) program of Arts South Australia.

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