Local film-makers set to shine

STUNNING: A still from the film Quack by Lennox Head filmmaker Nicole Sullivan.
STUNNING: A still from the film Quack by Lennox Head filmmaker Nicole Sullivan.

A YOUNG man heads out for his weekend sport of duck hunting when his world collides with an innocent nature lover, that's the synopsis of Quack, one of the local films submitted for the Byron Bay International Film festival 2017.

Written, directed and produced by Lennox Head resident Nicole Sullivan, the four-minute 40-second short is a captivating audiovisual story-telling exercise.

Another local film submitted this year is Speaking Through Colour, a short documentary about young Mbatha Nguta.

Mbatha paints abstract artworks that have garnered national recognition for their bold and distinctive style.


Lismore artist Mbatha Nguta.
Lismore artist Mbatha Nguta.

Everyone who has witnessed Mbatha in his studio say it is a sight to behold - his process to create his works is a piece of art in itself.

The film explains Mbatha's physical disabilities, while his mother explains how artistic expression allows her son to be not just productive, but free.

The festival will be held in the Byron Shire and otehr location from octiober 6 to 15.

For the full list of films selected visit

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