December 16, 2018

You Should be Grateful

2018 Documentary

In February 2018, we held a getaway for adult adoptees, over two nights at Barrenjoey Hideaway in the Adelaide Hills. The aim of this getaway was to connect adopted adults in a relaxed setting, for them to share their experiences of what life has been like as an adopted person. Coinciding with this, we filmed interviews and created a documentary which we hope will raise awareness of the complexities and issues surrounding adoption.

Participants at the getaway included Melinda Rackham, Louise Lawson, Anthony Patterson, Penny Ryall and Daryl Fuller. Participants interviewed, Melinda Rackham, Louise Lawson, Daryl Fuller and Adoption Expert Nikki Hartmann. Crew for this project were myself, Camera – Ruth Morris; Camera (Aerial) – Richie Khoo and Alex Khoo; Editors – myself & Chris Hilder; Production Assistants – Kiara Milisits-May and Austinn Arruzzolo.

This project was made possible with funding by the Australian Government of Social Services Small Grants Program, received through Relationships Australia, South Australia, Forced Adoption Support Services.

You Should be Grateful – Release date March 2019

FINALLY!! SO happy and excited to announce that….

Expected release date for the Premiere of You Should be Grateful will be Thursday, 7th March 2019 at the Piccadilly Cinema in North Adelaide. Final details on this will be announced closer to the date.

“One of the most emotional journeys I have been on.
I urge you to come along to gain a deeper and unique understanding of life, as experienced by adoptees”

If you’d like to be part of this exciting event you can grab your pre-sale tickets by clicking on this link

Purchase Premiere Tickets Here

These tickets are limited so get in early to secure your seat for this once only event.

You can book online through the online store using Paypal, Swipe or Credit Card. Cash tickets can also be purchased at the door however please email me with your name, contact number and seating numbers to ensure that your seat is booked and you don’t miss out.

If you’re dealing with adopted people in any way, this is a must see.

If you’re an adoptee, or related to or know someone who is adopted, this film will give you greater insight and understanding.

Your valued support will enable important future work to continue.

This film has not been classified however I would advise that it is at least PG. Mild coarse language


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