AGAINST THE GRAIN || A short documentary series
Against the Grain is a documentary series created by Julie Grant, David Hector and Edwina Richards.
The rebels and renegades changing our way of being.
In today's fast paced climate media is king. We spend our time glued to devices counting Instagram likes and comparing ourselves to the carefully curated lives of strangers. We are told how to look, how to be, how to present ourselves to the world so we can be accepted, palatable, plausible, liked.
But what if we are different? What if our lives are not the postcard perfect images that we see in our social media feed each day? What if we don't fit the mould the media has designed for us? What if we have a different story to tell? Can we be who we are, in out totality, in our uniqueness, in our imperfection and still be accepted, taken seriously, protected, embraced, raised up, loved?
Creative Direction, Editing, Filming
THE CREATIVE CHARGE
JULIE GRANT & EDWINA RICHARDS
This documentary series was a collaboration between a local art director, photographer and myself in Newcastle, Australia. It explores the stories of local women who are sharing messages of change through their creative practice.
The production utilises an interview format with overlays of the talent showing off their creative individuality.