One post-production professional is doing their bit to address gender disparity, offering her services free in support of women film makers and other creatives.
With help from ZIGZAG Post, Sydney colourist Angela Cerasi is offering free colour-grading to five projects over the next 12 months.
Angela Cerasi said, ‘As a working mother of two young children, I understand the challenges of reestablishing yourself after maternity leave and juggling the work life balance. I’m passionate about encouraging and mentoring women who are committed to chasing their dreams. I believe that by providing my specialist colour-grading services to female filmmakers, who may not have the resources to finance this aspect of production, I can make a difference and show my commitment to gender disparity.’
Rob Saroff, Co-Owner of ZIGZAG Post said, ‘When Angela approached me about her idea, I welcomed the chance to be involved. Already a major supporter of the For Film’s Sake Film Festival ‘Big Pineapple’ competition, this seemed like a great opportunity to further support women filmmakers. Angela is a hugely talented colourist and has elevated the production value across multiple projects tremendously.
“I commend Angela on her generosity and taking gender matters from a conversation to action.”
The projects must have a female director or female cinematographer attached, they can be long or short form for film, television or multimedia platforms, the proposed grading schedule must be flexible and the project must not have committed broadcaster funding. The initiative is targeted at working creatives and is not open to full-time students.
Angela says she was inspired to launch the initiative after navigating the choppy waters of parenthood and work and realising other women in the industry are in the same boat.
More details at angelacerasi.com.au