Babyteeth had its world premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival on Wednesday 4th September to glowing international reviews:

Variety has said: “The Venice competition gets a bracing blast of air from Shannon Murphy’s freshman feature, a dynamic, devastatingly curtailed coming-of-age dramady…that marks an arresting feature debut from…director Shannon Murphy”
IndieWire says: “Ben Mendelsohn, Eliza Scanlen, and “Babadook” star Essie Davis bring heartbreaking truth and realness to a film with shades of Jane Campion”
FirstShowing offers: “The film exceeds on numerous levels, from the performances and focused storytelling, to the song selection and uplifting vibe throughout. Murphy balances levity and genuine humanity with fresh filmmaking, delivering a smart film that is completely satisfying in every sense”
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with small time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.
Captions and Audio Description were produced by Access Media.
Babyteeth is in Australian cinemas in 2020.
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Judy & Punch

Mirrah Foulkes’s directorial debut, starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman, is set in Seaside (nowhere near the sea), where puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.
Captions and Audio Description were produced by Access Media.
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Standing Up for Sunny – world premiere June 12 at Sydney Film Festival 2019

When Travis, a self-isolated recluse with low-grade cerebral palsy meets a shy aspiring comedienne Sunny, his mundane existence is turned upside down. He finds himself thrust into the world of stand-up comedy, in love and completely out of his comfort zone.
The Captions and Audio Description for the film were produced by Access Media.
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Palm Beach releasing nationally August 8

Palm Beach is a drama/comedy about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday with Sydney’s iconic Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but tensions slowly mount and deep secrets soon emerge.
Captions and Audio Description for the film were produced by Access Media.
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The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

… follows a number of older members of the LGBTQI community as they prepare for ‘The Coming Back Out Ball’ itself, an event held in Melbourne’s Town Hall in 2017.

Through intimate interviews the vibrant personalities and remarkable life stories of each character is revealed, painting a moving portrait of the beauty of diversity and the necessity of its acceptance.

Access Media provided the Captions and Audio Description for this uplifting documentary feature.

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Dying to Live

…is an important feature documentary that delves into the powerfully complex and emotionally-charged world of organ transplantation, through the suspenseful journeys of those awaiting a life-saving transplant and the touching stories of donor families who have given the ultimate gift.

“A special thanks to Michelle Kwan and Access Media for the fantastic captioning and audio description services provided for Dying to Live – they’re always patient with us filmmakers – very helpful and an all-round delight to work with!”

Ben McNeill – Producer

For screenings go to https://au.demand.film/dying-to-live/

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“One Percent” – in Australian cinemas October 18

1% is the story of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle gangs. It follows Paddo, heir to the throne of the Copperheads MC, who has to betray his president to save his brother’s life. When this betrayal leads to a split in the club it results in civil war, forcing Paddo to choose between loyalty and blood.

Access Media provided the Captions and Audio Description for this exciting and compelling Australian biker film.

1% premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

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Access Media provide Captions and Audio Description for “Guilty”.

“Guilty” – produced by Savage Films, is the final 72-hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, the Bali-9 convicted criminal who became an accomplished artist while in Kerobokan prison under the tutorship of artist Ben Quilty. Myuran was executed by Indonesian firing squad on Nusakambangan Island, 29 April 2015 alongside fellow Australian Andrew Chan and six others. Dramatic and archival material takes us into the final three days of Myuran Sukumaran’s life, as he farewells his family and creates his final paintings.

The producers are working towards screenings all around Australia on World Day Against the Death Penalty – 10th October 2018.

https://www.guiltyfilm.com.au/screenings

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Sir John Monash Centre

“Michelle and her team at Access Media transcribed more than 2 and half hours of content in 3 different languages for the Sir John Monash Centre. Unlike most content though this all needed to be created and delivered in a custom format to work within the specially designed SJMC mobile app. Access media went above and beyond in assisting with the development and testing of this custom format to enable us to deliver real-time fully synchronized transcripts while all the time having their team quality check all of the translations for both tone and meaning”.

James Sutherland

WildBear Entertainment

More than 3.55 million Australians are deaf or hearing impaired

Are you producing important information for the general public but failing to reach all your audience?
Let’s look at some key facts…
More than 3.55 million Australians are deaf or hearing impaired. And over 575,000 Australians are blind or vision impaired with more than 70 per cent of those over the age of 65.
These people deserve to be informed in your communication strategy. And for government departments and agencies it is mandatory that online information be WCAG 2.0 AA compliant which means your online videos need to contain captions for deaf and hearing impaired and audio description for blind and vision impaired.
It is important that all Australians have the opportunity to read what they cannot hear and hear what they cannot see. Access Media makes it easy and cost effective for you to communicate with people with hearing or vision difficulties, or where your audience is from a different cultural or linguistic background.
Remember too, these people are a valued audience, customers and service users.