Here I Am (2011 film)
|Here I Am|
|Directed by||Beck Cole|
|Written by||Beck Cole|
|Produced by||Kath Shelper|
|Edited by||Roland Gallois|
|Music by||Cliff Bradley|
|Distributed by||Madman, Footprint Films, Transmission Films|
The film tells the story of a young Aboriginal woman who has been recently released from prison, and wishes to turn her life around. She finds her way to a women's refuge, where she meets a number of other Aboriginal women, all escaping problems, who provide support as she tries to reconnect with her family, including her estranged mother, Lois, and her child, Rosie who is in the care of her grandmother.
- Shai Pittman as Karen Burden
- Bruce Carter as Jeff
- Quinaiha Scott as Rosie
- Pauline Whyman as Skinny
- Marcia Langton as Lois, Karen's estranged mother
- Vanessa Worrall
- Betty Sumner
- Tanith Glynn-Maloney
- Carol Collins
Here I Am, a drama, is Beck Cole's debut feature film as writer/director, and Shai Pittman's first acting role. The film was shot around Port Adelaide, with some scenes in Adelaide Women's Prison and almost all of the characters are Aboriginal Australians.
The film premiered at the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival on 26 February 2011, where it received a standing ovation by the audience. It was afterwards distributed by Madman, Footprint Films, and Transmission Films, shown in Australian cinemas from 2 June 2011.
- Screened in competition at the Montréal World Film Festival.
- Nominated, International Feature award at the Adelaide Film Festival
- Winner, Best Dramatic Feature, ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival
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