Screenwest has named Brooke Silcox and Mat de Koning’s 29 Years Eight Days and Sam Lara and Cathy Henkel’s Laura’s Choice the joint recipients of the 2019 Brian Beaton Award.
The award is awarded annually to a filmmaker or filmmakers with social impact projects that need further support to reach their full potential.
de Koning and Silcox’s 29 Years Eight Days later looks at the rise of a late Western Australian artist and his experience of epilepsy.
Lara and Henkel’s Laura Choice follows three generations of women coming to terms with a radical approach to dying.
Each team will receive $8,000 in production, development and outreach campaign funding for their social impact projects.
The award honours the contribution the late Brian Beaton made to the screen industry in Western Australia as a documentary filmmaker. Beaton was an executive producer at Artemis, and worked on projects such