"I had the opportunity to film Michael Leunig visiting a hospice where his childhood school teacher Joan now lives. Joan was one of the few people to have faith in Michael and nurture his creativity. As he says, when he works, he still hears Joan’s voice offering advice and enthusiasm, “She allowed us to see beyond what was then normal life. Joan taught us that it was good to be creative, to express yourself and give back to your community."
Over the coming months I’ll sculpt the footage from this meeting into a short film which captures this inspiring old friendship. - Kasimir Burgess
We look forward to this continuing process with Kasimir’s exciting short film. Be sure to also look out for Kas's screening at TEDx Sydney Film program on the 21st May 2015.