Screen Australia is supporting your WCWs!
While the year has been moving at an unforgivable speed, the Sistahs have been busy planning, plotting and writing and we can FINALLY share with you:
This morning your WCW’s were announced as one of the
recipients of Screen Australia’s Generate Funding!
You heard that right, THE BAG IS SECURED 💰 and development of Season 1 is well under way!!
This means we’re one huge step closer to dishing out some of that #bownskingirl #blackgirlmagic goodness the sisterhood has been raving about and our dedication to highlighting the vibrant realities of contemporary Afro Australian stories will finally become a reality.
The project will be headed by our all-female team including producers Safia Amadou and Mumbi Hinga(Survive or Die), director Hawanatu Bangura (Inner Demons) and executive producer Rosie Lourde (Skin Deep, Starting From Now). Writers Moreblessing Maturure and Rebekah Robertson, performer Ebube Uba and script editor Louise Gough are also attached. This project is co-produced by Information and Cultural Exchange.
On hearing the news, writer and performer Moreblessing Maturure expressed that
“It’s incredibly galvanising to be able to create with the support we’ve received— these stories are what I wish I had, and I’m just excited that we get to be a part of sharing them.”
Call your home girl and blow up your group chats because hot combs, afro picks and Cantu are making their way to Australian screens— and it’s about time!