THREAD is a cross-cultural community development project where refugees and new arrivals and young people from, born and/or raised in, Australia create an original web-series together. The stories created will be fictional, though they will reflect the lived experiences of the participants, and be set in contemporary Hobart. It is too soon to tell, but we imagine that genre wise the series will be a mix drama, comedy and thriller.

Partners in the project include Moonah Arts Centre, Youth ARC, the Migrant Resource Centre, Students Against Racism, Mast Films and Cooper Screen Academy.

Already two Festivals have confirmed they will screen the films: The 2019 Taste of Moonah Festival and the 2021 Dream Big Children’s Festival in Adelaide.

Initial workshops are as follows.

Introduction to film and drama

These workshops are fun, interactive introduction to key filmmaking and acting. They require no previous experience.

Fridays, 1-3pm, June 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6

Venue: Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah

The Writers Room

If you are keen to learn about script writing and collaborate on the creation of an original web-series ask about being part of the writers room. Places are limited.

Starts June 22, 3-5pm

Venue: Moonah Arts Centre

After completing these workshops you'll chose which aspect of the filmmaking process you'll participate in; that is Acting, costume, set, camera, sound etc. and then complete master classes in those specialised aspects before we shoot the films in October.

It is Free to do these workshops.

To find out more or be part of THREAD contact Lucien Simon at Mast Films at:


M: 0424 783 702


This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and the Glenorchy City Council