We are making a series of short documentary–style videos for QLife about the experiences of people within the LGBTI community.
QLife is Australia’s first nationally oriented counseling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web-based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, and social isolation and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.
We are looking for suitable subjects who are interested in telling their stories.
Subjects should have a personal story to tell about their experiences that expresses a personal journey they have been through.
These videos are about sharing your story of working through the good times and the bad, so that others going through times of difficulty can learn from your lived experience.
These videos will be distributed online to give hope, provide support, increase community understanding and reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.
Each of the three videos has a different focus:
• Coming Out
• Mental Health: Times of Crisis
• People with Intersex Bodies
If you, or somebody you know, is interested in getting involved with this project in any of the three areas, please get in touch with us. We are interested in a variety of individuals so there are no age or location requirements. City-based as well as regional and rural subjects are welcome to get in touch.
We will be filming in early to mid April, so you should be available for an interview and observational filming session in this time frame.
To submit your interest please send us:
• A short blurb about yourself and your story
• A bit about what you are into now (i.e. music/dance, sports, hobby, family, job – something that we could visually film you doing as part of the video)
• Where you live
• A photo of yourself (in your space if possible)
Please submit your interest by Tuesday 7 April to Director Melissa Anastasi: