Student street art film showcases on Perth screens

‘Paint Filled Heart’, produced and directed by Angus Hammond (pictured),
will screen at the ‘Next Gen’ film event on Monday 7 December 2015.

30 November 2015

A short documentary, produced by students at The University of Notre Dame Australia, which explores the growth of the street art industry in Perth will be showcased at the ‘Next Gen’ film event at Perth’s Backlot Studios on Monday 7 December 2015.

Titled ‘Paint Filled Heart’, the seven-minute documentary follows the life and works of four street artists, with experience ranging from newcomers to old-hands, and why their contributions can help gentrify city buildings and landmarks. It will be one of a number of amateur films to be screened at the ‘Next Gen’ event.

Produced and directed by aspiring filmmaker, Angus Hammond, based on a concept by fellow, student Simon Nelson, the documentary comprised the final project of the semester for third-year film students on the Fremantle Campus.

“The purpose of the documentary was to shine a light on street art as distinct from graffiti. It is growing in Perth; we want people to determine what to appreciate and what not to appreciate, and what positives it can bring to the community,” Angus, a final year Bachelor of Communications and Media (Film & Screen Production) student, said.

“To compete with other cultural hubs across the world we need to have an educated discussion about street art – what it’s lacking, how it can be improved, the available support for artists, and what welcoming impressions such murals have on Perth as a city.

“We’re proud of our efforts and we can’t wait to see the viewers’ reaction to our documentary.”

‘Paint Filled Heart’ screens at the Backlot Studios on Monday 7 December 2015. Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

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