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Three West Australian film directors have been announced as the latest recipients of Screenwest’s Feature Navigator program, a year-long initiative designed to uncover, inspire and develop passionate, motivated and talented West Australian Directors.

Screenwest Chief Executive Ian Booth said that Zoe Pepper, David Vincent Smith and Jub Clerc (pictured above, left to right) were this year’s stand out applicants.

“All three filmmakers displayed outstanding prior work, strong dedication to their creative careers and a passion to take the next step towards directing a feature film,” Mr Booth said.

“The Feature Navigator program offers intensive, high-level support that is tailored to each director’s development needs and will connect those selected with producers, expert consultants and the local and national marketplace.”

About the directors:

Jub Clerc is a Nyul Nyul/Yawuru director from the Kimberley. In the arts since the age of 14, she has worked on multiple film productions and has directed short films such as Storytime, Music Men, Min Min Light and Abbreviation – a chapter of the acclaimed The Turning. Throughout, Jub has been working steadily towards her first feature film.

Zoe Pepper has been directing theatre for the past decade, working with the Sydney Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company, as well as her own company, Side Pony Productions. She has written, directed and co-produced two short films and an online comedy short. Zoe is also a recipient of the 2014-2016 Creative Australia Emerging Career Artist Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to continue to develop interactive digital work.
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David Vincent Smith has written and directed several short films, including his most recent project, We Were Here, which picked up four WA Screen Awards in 2016 including Best Film. David has spent many years directing music and corporate videos, and currently has a number of projects in development. David is looking to take the next step in his career with his first feature film.

To read more about WA’s Breakout Talent, click here.

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Posted 24 August 2016

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