A State of Play evokes the joys of living a simple life dedicated to spending time in the ocean. It follows surfer Drew McPherson & good friend cinematographer Nathan Henshaw as they take to the road exploring the vast, pristine coastlines of Australia. Filmed by Robert Sherwood & Nathan Henshaw the rich and beautifully textual cinematography highlights our timeless connection to the ocean. The original soundtrack by Nick Bampton & Mick Turner echoes the piece of mind & quality of life that comes from seeing the world through the eyes of a child.
An award-winning venue in the heart of Byron Bay. Lovingly called ‘Festival HQ’ the inaugural festival occurred here in January 2006 screening just 55 Australian Films and BBFF has grown steadily every year and grown its presence across the Community Centre.
The films screening here are eclectic, colourful, quirky, sometimes challenging, sometimes inspirational, but always intriguing, just like Byron’s own uniquely diverse community. Completed in late 2002, The Byron Community Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Byron Bay. This multi-purpose facility hosts a great variety of activities including performing arts events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, receptions and functions. It also accommodates the Bay FM Community Radio, Liberation Larder, Planet Corroboree (an Aboriginal art and craft shop) and Fundamentals (a natural health store).
The Centre plays a major community development function in the Byron shire. Over 20+ years it has established many community services, helping create over 60 jobs and bringing in over $10 million to the local community.