As the end of the year approaches, we are gearing up for the 2021 Queensland Branch awards on 20 November at Brisbane City Hall with the Guest of Honour, internationally renowned Director, Producer, and former actor, Jeffery Walker. He has just completed his second feature, Portable Door, and is currently Producing and Directing season two of Young Rock. I've had the pleasure of working with Jeffrey as both an actor and director, so I am personally thrilled to have him speak on his experiences both here and internationally.
In the ensuing days of the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and the injuring of Director Joel Souza, the industry was awash with speculation and opinion. It is not time for blame but for our hearts and thoughts to go out to Halyna's family, friends, cast, and crew. Even in an age of hypervigilance, there is room for error, misjudgment, and simply freak accidents. As a collaborative profession, the safety of all should not fall on the shoulders of one, so we must look out for each other.
On a more upbeat note, we have had positive feedback from the 2nd AC's workshop. Special thanks must go to Rachel and Lucas for organising and running the day and, of course, the continued support of Tim Jordin and the team from Lemac for providing the venue and equipment.
Hopefully, I will see you at the awards.
- Mark Wareham ACS