This week was very exciting because we had our 15 minutes of fame in our industry press!
After month’s of keeping it on the down low, Screen Australia announced Peachy Keen Colour as one of the successful recipients of their Enterprise Business and Ideas Grant! We are beyond excited! To get the nod from our federal industry body meant even more than the renumeration. To me, it meant that they believed Peachy Keen Colour was an innovative business idea and had the potential to be a driver of change in our screen industry. The support from Screen Australia to get a Business Development Consultant on board has been invaluable. I could write for hours about what I learnt! It has also funded the time for Enzo Tedeschi to come on board as our industry mentor. We feel incredibly lucky and can’t wait to get stuck in. Congratulations to all of the other recipients!
This week IF magazine also posted an article on the launch of Peachy Keen Colour. It read:
Colourist Angela Cerasi has launched new venture Peachy Keen Colour, with the hope to employ and remotely mentor emerging colourists based in regional Australia.
“I wanted to create the collective as I am at a point in my career where I want to share my knowledge to up-and-coming talent. I had already been mentoring junior colourists remotely in places like the Blue Mountains and Byron Bay and seeing as remote collaboration is so accessible now I saw the opportunity to connect these colourists to clients,” she tells IF.
“Last year I also ran an initiative that offered free colour grading to five female-led projects over the course of year. The initiative drew in nearly 150 applications and this opened my eyes to the abundance of inspiring filmmakers located in all parts of our country. The idea of connecting and supporting our screen community was really appealing to me.”
Colourists will work on jobs which Peachy Keen Colour has been contracted to colour grade, with Cerasi – whose recent credits also include Reef Break, Martha: A Picture Story and Emu Runner – taking on a supervising colourist role and overseeing all of the projects which get completed.
“I have engaged a business development consultant to guide me through this start up phase and ensure that the growth of the business is sustainable. It is a new business model and I’m very excited about the opportunities it could open up particularly for remote filmmakers and practitioners.”
Peachy Keen Colour has received support from Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business & Ideas program.
Now after that whirlwind week, it’s time to put the feet up, pour a glass of red, get a bag of sneaky crips and watch some Netflix!