#1901 Back To School

We’ve got new dreams, new hopes and a new backpack. Grab your game face and embrace your adolescent fears. There are important lessons to be learnt, both inside and outside the classroom.

The Eyebrow Incident by Alyssa Bermudez

The popular girls, increased body hair and mortal embarrassment — these are the necessary elements for a preteen drama.  

Sound Recordist: Michael Brydon

This story was recorded at Read To Me Hobart, which was organised by Joshua Santospirito. Read To Me is a live visual storytelling event and you can check out their Facebook page @readtomereadtome to be in the loop for their upcoming events.

That Time I was in Detention by Danni Stewart

School rules can be hard to follow. So, for some of us, this means we end up in detention.

Music: ‘Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2’ by Pink Floyd, ‘Les sports imaginaries’ by Charlene Darling, ‘Tik Tok’ by Kesha (cover by Avril Lavigne), ‘Smells LIke Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana (cover by Patti Smith), ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ by Simple Minds

Additional sound design: Pip Leason

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan with Erin Dick

Growing Pains by Sapphire Sheedy

Sandy and Sapphire spent a day beyond the bars of the school gates. It was filled with feasts, adventures through scrubland and a tame horse. But something didn’t smell right.

Music: ‘Noahs Stark’ by krackatoa, ‘The First of the Year’ by CJ Lavoire, ‘Angela Climbs a Boulder at Horn Creek, the Sun Sets, the Bat Flies By’ by Aaron Ximm, ‘Isma Roktar’ by Thiaz Itch, ‘Here She Comes Now’ by Velvet Underground 

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Secret Superstars by Yichen Wu

Performing for the whole class causes some people stage fright. But not this particular student.

Special thanks to Gretchen Miller and Tina Matolov for their production guidance and feedback.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Daiga Ellaby

Music: ‘High School Hero’ by Wharves

 

 

 

#1838 Getting Culture

We’re on a search for culture. We’ll be taking epic voyages on ferries, leaving theatres with a new appreciation for musicals, and finding our tribe on the internet.

Secret Theatre Secret by Sapphire Sheedy

There’s nothing like seeing musical theatre live, right before your eyes. There’s also nothing like seeing musical theatre for the very first time, especially if you’ve grown up avoiding cow patties.

This story was recorded at a live visual storytelling night in Sydney, Read To Me. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events.

Sound Recordist: Zacha Rosen

Production Assistance: Lindsay Riley

Music: ‘Overture (Instrumental)’ – Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman

Communities by Devana Senanayake

We hear from Devana and three other immigrants about finding community in Australia. For all of them, the journey of migration has been a challenging search for people who are just like yourself. 

Sound Designer: Gregory J Thorsby

Supervising Producers: Selena Shannon, Sarah Mashman and Allison Chan

Additional thanks to Lella Cariddi, Multicultural Arts Victoria and 3CR in Melbourne.

Music: ‘Dark Eyes’ – Stephane Wrembrel Trio, ‘Giving It The Shpiel’ – Andrew Tulloch/Christopher Haige, ‘Eastern Meditation’ –  Paul Mottram, ‘Drop By Drop’ – Angel Lam, ‘Recado’ – Original Paris Swing, ‘Smoke Rings’ Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, Amampondo’ – Miriam Makeba, ‘Vulindlela’ – Brenda Fasside, ‘Ce Matin La’ –  Air, ‘Acoustic Mist’ – Igor Dvorkin / Duncan Pittock / Ellie Kidd, ‘Rubber Penguin’ – Pete Davis / Christian Marsac

 

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Vlah Dumitru

Music: ‘Grow Up Together’ – Tales of Space