You Were Chosen

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You Were Chosen is a documentary, filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, that tells the stories of two adoptees; of their journeys and experiences throughout their lives. It highlights the effects the laws have on them, as narrated by Prof. Shurlee Swain, along with the views entrenched in society by pro adoption advocates.

You Were Chosen is the second in a series of documentaries, covering issues that adoptees face in their lifetime and the effects it creates on both them and those around them, including their families.

The Crew

DOP Jordan Agutter is filming this doco with the Sony FS7 in 4k, producing some simply stunning results. He’s also operating aerial photography. This is the first time I’ve worked with Jordan. His contribution to this project has been invaluable.


Sound Tom Wroblewski is our sound recordist. He’s also on post sound mix. I’ve known Tom for several years and have always been impressed by his standard of work and professionalism.


On board we also have Luke Simmons from The Beat Box at Christies Beach. He’s been an amazing support by utilising his time and services to run his 8mm projector with Patricia’s old home movies for us to film.

The People

You Were Chosen commenced filming in March 2019, interviewing Ferg Ferguson alongside his biological mother, Evelyn Robinson.

The next filming block was the interview in June with Professor Shurlee Swain, who came in from interstate.

Finally in July, Patricia Key, adoptee was interviewed. We then obtained some of her old 8mm and Super 8 films from her youth which she had not seen before, to use within this doco.


Best Shorts Competition

The documentary trailer has been selected for the best Shorts Competition to screen in La Jolla, California for September 2019.

Further, it has gone on to win the “Award of Merit” for the movie trailer.


Accolade Global Film Competition

The documentary trailer has been selected for the Accolade Global Film Competition to screen in La Jolla, California for November 2019.

You Were Chosen ~ due for release in 2020

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