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Discover how Catherine Scott made her cinema film, Backtrack Boys with the C300

19th October 2018

Catherine Scott has worked as a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years. Her films have been broadcast on SBS TV, ABC TV, CBC Canada, PBS Television and many more, but for Catherine, this project has felt like a culmination of her entire career’s work. What began as an off-the-cuff conversation at a party has lead to “the best film I’ve ever made” and one that’s now in selected cinemas around the country after huge success on the film festival circuit.

Backtrack Boys features the rough talking, rule breaking jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and the youth program he runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale called Backtrack. It’s a place where the kids can feel safe, continue their education, but most importantly it’s where they learn to support each other and pursue their dreams.

After submitting her project to Show Us What’s Possible, Catherine was supported with a Canon C300 and lenses, which proved to be the ultimate documentary kit. She was able to create this observational documentary sharing a powerful story of our Australian outback.