Your Dream Finals
Wednesday 20th September
Cook was one of only two Western Australians to be shortlisted
for the British
Council Australia's "Realise
Your Dream" Award in 2006.
800 people applied, and Jasper was one of the dozen finalists.
Six got chosen to 'Realise Their Dream' and work with
a leader in their field in the UK.
standard was amazing. We had an informal show n'tell in
our hotel room so that all the participants could show
each other their work and we were just blown away by the
standard of the talent.
winners, an All-Girl lineup!
Bailey (Melbourne) has already directed about
25 award-winning short films, documentaries and music
videos. She's currently working on a project with 11yo's
around the world inspired by the 7 Up series. She doesn't
wait around for the AFC to fund one precious script,
she just gets out there and does it. Destined to be
one of Australia's great writer-directors. See also
Scott-Child, Art Director at the very funky Summerwinter
Atkins, Script writer (Sydney) - Australia's youngest
TV scriptwriter, has written for Home and Away, now
working on her own project with multicultural youth.
She'll be working with the legendary UK writer-producer
Perry, Textile Designer (Sydney) - designs and runs
& Fowles. Truly gorgeous fabrics and homewares.
Mceachran, Fashion Designer (Perth), label Moocha
Thomas, Visual artist (rural Victoria?). Currently
completing her PhD on the theme of "Memory, Loss
and the Memorial Books of the First World War."
Cook, VJ (Perth)
Dyson, Animation / visual artist (Melbourne).
Does awesome cut-out style animation including some
of the cutest music videos
Scully - Fashion Writer (Sydney), Summerwinter
Podsiadlowski, Fashion Stylist (Melbourne)
Finch, Production designer (Sydney)
Capra, Visual Artist (Sydney)
of the Finalists are worth keeping your eye out for. They'll
all be leaders in their fields, if they're not already.
We're so happy to have had the chance to meet them all.
course, I reckon Jas should have won, but then perhaps
I'm biased ;) Ah well, he's still eligible next year (under
26 as at June 2007) so will apply again.
ad campaign for the competition by Saatchi called "Whinging
Poms" was hilarious. You can watch
the videos online.
to the wonderful sponsors of RYD, especially the Sir
Stamford Hotel. We were very happy with the Hotel
in every way, and look forward to staying there again.
Council's Realise Your Dream Award 2006 Finalists L>R
Back: Zoe Finch, Clare Atkins, Gen Bailey, Eva Podsiadlowski,
Emma Scott-Child, Anna Mceachran, Karen Thomas, Jess Scully,
Lucy Dyson; L>R
Front: Sarah Perry, David Capra, Jasper Cook
for more photos.