OUR FIRST EVER DOCUMENTARY, DIGILANTE,
PREMIERED ON ABC2 AND AT HOT DOCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. IT WAS DECLARED "INCREDIBLY TENSE", "BRILLIANT", "POWERFUL", "FASCINATING", "TIMELY" AND "THOUGHT-PROVOKING".
“Incredibly tense and brilliant.”
Author (So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Men Who Stare at Goats)
We recently teamed up with one of the most exciting voices in Australia’s next generation of documentary filmmakers, Mike Nayna and producer extraordinaire, Mark Conway from Melbourne production company, Checkpoint Media to produce our first ever documentary.
In 2012, Mike filmed a racist rant towards a French girl on a Melbourne bus. Mike’s video went viral and caused an international media storm as well as two jail terms and a spate of copycat incidents. In DIGILANTE, Mike confronts the real world consequences of his shaming video, including sitting down with the French girl as well as one of the most vocal “racists” from the bus, four years after the incident.
DIGILANTE was the season finale in a series of five half hour documentaries produced as part of the fourth instalment of Opening Shot, an ABC and Screen Australia initiative designed to see young filmmaking teams bring a fresh perspective to some of the big issues facing younger Australians.
"It needs to be seen. It delivers a powerful message for contemporary Australians.”
Eddie Martin, AFI award-winning filmmaker (All this Mayhem)
Mentor and Executive Producer on DIGILANTE