Screen Well Awards 2023: nominees

Inaugural awards on World Mental Health Day will recognise productions and organisations making a difference.

Advocacy body Screen Well has announced the finalists for the inaugural Screen Well Awards.

“The Screen Well Awards were established as a way for our industry to come together to recognise and celebrate the positive change that is occurring in our industry. In sharing what our colleagues are doing – we hope to inspire others in the industry to include wellbeing as part of their everyday workplace practices,” says Screen Well founder Ben Steel.

“The judges of the awards were impressed by the range, quality and passion for genuine change in the submissions of the inaugural awards. To the extent that we even had to separate our ‘Organisation & Production of the Year’ category into two separate categories, to accommodate the high standard and the volume of compelling submissions.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists – you are truly making an extraordinary difference to the industry that we all love.”

Winners will be announced in an online ceremony at 09:30 AEDT on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10 October.

Advocate of the Year
● Andy Wright (Never Not Creative)
● Bessie Kay (TV Presenter / Producer)

Initiative of the Year
● ‘A Wider Lens’ report (Australian Cinematographers Society)
● ‘Disability and Screen Work in Australia: Report for Industry 2023’ (A2K Media)
● MEAA Wellness Committee (Media Entertainment Arts Alliance)

Organisation of the Year
● National Institute of Dramatic Art
● Howard Fine Acting Studio
● Fremantle Media

Production of the Year
● Black Snow (Goalpost Pictures)
● Erotic Stories (Lingo Pictures)
● Gugu naGogo (Tsvaga Pty Ltd)
● In Limbo (Bunya Productions & Heiress Films).

Sepaarately, ITVX has also picked up In Limbo (pictured) from European distributor Newen Connect, marking the first international sale of the Bunya Productions title.  The series with Ryan Corr and Bob Morley was created by Lucas Taylor (Black Snow), who also wrote the script alongside Tamara Asmar (Love Me). It is directed by Trent O’Donnell (Colin From Accounts) and David Stubbs (Black Hands).


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