Dream location for festival
Friday, 26th March, 2021
By Neil Pigot
The story goes that Wake In Fright director Ted Kotcheff commented when making the film here in Broken Hill way back in 1971 that the “Light was perfect.”
And the director of the Perfect Light Film Festival, Steve Bastoni, along with the festival producer Meg Pascoe agree.
“It’s got such a great vibe Broken Hill.
“Both Meg and I, every time we land we do fell a strong connection to the place.
“I’m not sure if it’s the minerals in the ground. But it has a magnetism.
“We both feel right at home when we’re here. The light, the location, the people.”
And the people of Broken Hill showed their support by filling the Civic Centre last Saturday night.
Support that both Steve and Meg were extremelly grateful for, particularly given the difficulties they’ve experienced getting the festival together in a year dominated by the Covid pandemic.
“Just seeing the place full. The vibe was great.
“We weren’t sure how it would play out but the night has just been fantastic.
“I can’t thank the people of Broken Hill enough for getting out and supporting it.”
The three day event includes a Sunday film makers workshop which is what attracted one of this years judges, actress Tammy McIntosh, to get on board.
“Meeting real people. Talking about making films. Listening to other voices in an intimate setting. It’s a film makers dream.”
The festival will return this year in its normal slot and Steve’s counting the days.
“We’ll be outside again and firing. Can’t wait.”