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MA Student film ‘The Caretakers’ Premieres at SCCI Architecture Hub Event

‘The Caretakers’ team | ‘The Architecture of Human Happiness’ at SCCI Architecture Hub

First-year Masters students and winners of the AFTRS/Sherman Centre for Creativity and Ideas (SCCI) ‘Accessing Architecture’ competition screened their film The Caretakers at ‘The Architecture of Human Happiness’ event at SCCI Architecture Hub.

Director Kate Vinen and producer Jayden Rathsam Hüa introduced the film at the hub event on Saturday 19 October and the entire team participated in a Q+A after the screening.


‘Accessing Architecture’ winners: first year Masters students Petra Leslie, Kate Vinen and Jayden Rathsam Hüa

As part of the competition, AFTRS second and third year BA students, Masters students and 2018 graduates were invited to pitch in groups for production funding of $6,000 for a short film on the topic ‘Accessing Architecture’. Kate Vinen, Jayden Rathsam Hüa and Petra Leslie pitched the winning short to a panel of judges and went on to develop the film.

The Caretakers is a 5 minute documentary that explores everyday devotion to spiritual architectural spaces through the prism of two caretakers from an Islamic mosque and Jewish synagogue. The film gives intimate, personal access to the locations these people care for, by inviting viewers to experience spaces they may otherwise never think to set foot inside.

Congratulations to The Caretakers team on this great achievement.

‘The Caretakers’ | Dir. Kate Vinen

The Caretakers Credits

Director: Kate Vinen
Producer: Jayden Rathsam Hüa
Cinematographer: Petra Leslie
Editor: Liam Clark
Sound Designer: Nathan Turnbull
Composer: Daniel O’brien
Colourist: Yanni Kronenberg
Sound Recordist: Cy Norman
First AC: Cameron Dunlop