Director, producer, camera and sound
Director/Producer Heather Kirkpatrick largely worked alone on camera and sound for the 16 months of production. Having Russell Hawkins as second camera and sound assistant in the final scenes provided an invaluable contribution to the film.
The editing team
Heather received expert editing input from producer/filmmaker Lara Van Raay in the final month of her pregnancy, no stopping her! Ray Thomas was also consulted to reach the final edit. They both helped me transform the film to its final version after six months in the edit suite.
The legal team
The filmmaker thanks AO QC Julian Burnside, Jenny Lalor and Madeleine Ogilvie for the legal advice they provided.
Artwork and photographs
The superb artwork provided by Ghulam Sakhi Hazara and Wahid Omid have added a rich layer to the film. Heather is very grateful for the use of photographic images of Quetta, Pakistan by Joya Seena and Ghulam Sakhi Hazara
Award winning Tasmanian photographer Kristy Dowsing‘s photographic images from the Central Highlands of Tasmania shot in the final scenes of the film are stunning as has been her graphic design work with publicity. Thanks to Ola Broun for graphics work within the film.
The transcribers allowed Heather to keep up with the logging of 120 hours of footage over the 16 months of production – so a special thanks to Geoff Burkitt, Michelle Clark, Mary Zouglakias and Nola Kirkpatrick.
Post production team
Thanks to Dan Broun for colour grading and authoring, Phil McKercher for the sound mix and to Dave Carter and Mike Gissing for technical sound support and consultancy. Mark Vernon of Emmark Studios in Ulverstone kindly converted the film to DCP format for cinema.