‘Cherry Season’ receives Create NSW Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund



The successful projects are Concern for Welfare (director Fadia Abboud), Black Lips (director Adrian Chiarella), Cherry Season (director Joshua Longhurst), the bilingual Tomgirl (director Vonne Patiag), Joy Boy (director Stef Smith) and Disco Dykes (director Sara West).

Wintergarden Pictures has received funding from Create NSW’s Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund to produce its short film Cherry Season. The funding is matched by SBS who will broadcast Cherry Season during the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival in 2018.

This year, GEFF is focused on LGBTQIA themes and filmmakers. Cherry Season is one of six projects to receive the funding, each of which celebrate and depict the diversity of the LBGTQIA community. Each filmmaking team will receive $30,000 through a $15,000 production finance grant from Create NSW and a $15,000 licence fee from SBS.

Cherry Season is directed by Joshua Longhurst (Oasis), written by Tim Spencer (Oasis) and produced by Rosie Braye, who has over ten years experience in the film distribution sector. Rosie and Joshua will work with production company CJZ who have come onboard as Executive Producers for all the GEFF short films.

Cherry Season will film in Young, NSW in November. You can read more about the project here. More information about GEFF can be found here.