Sisters was the second major media program produced for the Australian Pavilion at the World Expo, Shanghai in 2010.
It celebrates the achievements of individual women; highlighting the strong and diverse connections between Australia and China; and explores the common life experiences that link these talented women who come from diverse backgrounds.
Using personal narrative mixed with observational style, SISTERS explores their daily lives, their goals and aspirations, both professional and personal, to create a strong emotional connection between the countries.
Their stories demonstrate how these Australian and Chinese women find ways of helping make the world a better place; raise awareness about what is possible to achieve in our societies; and how individual efforts can make a real difference. They also compare and contrast the working and personal lives of these women and find that perhaps the differences between the two cultures are not as deep as we might think.
It was important to us that this show about women be produced by women so the production took place in Australia and China with a small all female crew under the direction of Annie Venables, SISTERS Producer & Director, under our creative direction.
SISTERS at a glance:
- Full 60 minute documentary
- Shoot on location throughout China and Australia
- Final show played back via 4 HD projectors
- Projection mapped onto the 16m compound curve bespoke screen
- Show broken out into 20 two minute mini docs for the web
- Media budget around $600,000
- Delivered under budget to DFAT as part of our overall “turn-key” contract