Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) - Cascade Female Factory
Creative Experience Design
Director of Photography
Costume & PA
Tani Vollmer — Skyline Productions
Mark Brandis — ism.
Our brief was to represent the historical voices of women and children, engendering an emotional crescendo to complement the rich history and unique artefacts at Cascades Female Factory.
'Finding Light in the Dark' follows the emotional journey of three women at different stages of life. A compilation of video vignettes slowly reveal narrative threads; snippets of their daily life juxtaposed against sombre landscapes. The images and sound draw upon the universality of experience — away from costume and location, to rest solely on the faces, hands and textures that surrounded the women at Cascades Female Factory.