“Incredibly tense and brilliant.”
Author (So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Men Who Stare at Goats)
Mad Kids resident producer, Lauren Elliott has produced her first ever documentary, DIGILANTE and it's set to make its world premiere on ABC2 and iview on Wednesday 21 December at 9.20pm.
Last year, Lauren teamed up with one of the most exciting voices in Australia’s next generation of documentary filmmakers, Mike Nayna (Dayne’s World, Fancy Boy) and producing partner-in-crime, Mark Conway from Checkpoint Media (Dayne’s World, Fancy Boy).
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 the French girl as well as one of the most vocal “racists” from the bus, four years after the incident.
DIGILANTE will be 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
Check out the trailer above and tune in to ABC2 and iview on 21 December at 9.20pm.
DIGILANTE WAS PRODUCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF SCREEN AUSTRALIA, THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND FILM VICTORIA.