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Welcome to the masculine world of trucks, football and burnouts. Meet Shane and Marcelo – both truck drivers and dedicated family men. On the menu? Meat, meat, brains, intestines and.. weird looking food.

COMMENT below and tell us the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? Tasty?

Welcome to the masculine world of trucks, football and burnouts. Meet Shane and Marcelo – both truck drivers and dedicated family men. On the menu? Meat, meat, brains, intestines and.. weird looking food.

COMMENT below and tell us the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? Tasty?

Meet+Eat is an online documentary series in which people from very different backgrounds, sit down, share a meal and have a yarn. Meet+Eat explores the charming and compelling stories of people from two of Australia’s most culturally rich and diverse regions of Australia: Hume in Victoria and South Western Sydney – where you can walk down the street and meet the world.

At its core, Meet+Eat is about celebrating diversity. Meet the truck drivers, musicians, comedians, teachers and grandmothers of these places. Over the series, you hear their stories of immigration, identity, personal challenges and personal victories.

Meet+Eat is an initiative of CuriousWorks, with the generous support of VicHealth, Scanlon Foundation, Arts NSW, Australia Council and Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program.

http://meeteat.com.au

[Meet] Shane: Director, Wake Up
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Both my grandfathers were working hard and raising a family. Time hasn’t changed the game has stayed the same.

Photography by www.mattsuttonphotography.com.au/

Name: Shane MacDonald
Age: 29
Work: Truck driver (and sometimes film director)
Place: Bonnyrigg (named after a Scottish village meaning “pretty hill”)
Languages: English

I like: Doing burn-outs in my ute: bad502 . I do my burnouts because I bond with my Dad. He’s more than my Dad, he’s my mate.

What story do you want to be told/have you told?
A story that I’ve been wanting to tell for a while now is about the young people from Western Sydney, and how easy it is for them to fall into the crooked and narrow.

Why do you do what you do?
I have an an interest in making films, and Curiousworks have helped me broaden my horizons in all areas of making and producing films. I worked with CuriousWorks to teach me a broad range of skills to understand how to make my own film, and help others tell their story.

Describe an average day for you in 10 words?
Up at 5, work till 5, home, hang with Jordan (Shane’s son).

What does your world need now?
More hours in the day. To work more, and more time with my son, Jordan, who is 3 years old.

Do you have a golden rule or philosophy?
Go hard, or go home !

What was your grandmother/grandfather doing when he/she was your age?
One of my grandfathers was a carpenter and the other worked on a cattle property. They were both working hard and raising a family. Time hasn’t changed the game has stayed the same.

Step into Shane’s world in Dust+Dreams( Meet+Eat Episode 1)

Journey through Shane’s film Wake Up here.

More about Bonnyrigg:
The traditional owners are the Darug. Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, when an orphanage was built by Governor King in 1803. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the late 1970s and 1980s, spurred by public housing construction.

Coldest recorded temperature in Bonnyrigg: -2.0 recorded on 04/06/1976

Local Hot Spots: Armenian Cultural Centre, Novella Events Centre, Ming Yue Lay Buddhist Temple, St Johns Park Sports Club, Mount Pritchard & District Community Sports Ground, Hajduk Stadium

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A beautiful gathering of CuriousWorks friends and family – as we launch the NSW Meet+Eat films.

A beautiful gathering of CuriousWorks friends and family – as we launch the NSW Meet+Eat films.

On the big screen prior to the screening…

Katherine, CuriousWorks CEO welcoming our guests.

A fascinating question and answer session after the NSW Screenings.

The illustrious panel.

Shane, Guido & Khoa Do.

The documentation team for the evening. Thank you!

Photography by Dani Sitto.

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Rizzy is our debut independent Australian feature film.

Rizzy is our debut independent Australian feature film.

The work has two outcomes. First, Rizzy will debut at Carriageworks in October 2014 as a live audiovisual artwork – Rizzy Maharajah’s 18th Birthday Party. Thereafter it will be sent to film festivals and have screenings as a feature film.

With thanks to Fairfield City Council and Powerhouse Youth Theatre for providing us with space for auditions.

The Rizzy audition team consisted of co-writer/directors Guido Gonzalez and S. Shakthidharan, Assistant Director Aimee Falzon, and a rotating crew made up of Shawn Spina, Dani Sitto, Andrea Beeten, Thomas Barrell and Nicholas Duque.

Photography by Dani Sitto and Andrea Beeten.

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This journey takes you into the vibrant and resilient world of Sri Lankan refugees, including many who have settled in Australia.

This journey takes you into the vibrant and resilient world of Sri Lankan refugees, including many who have settled in Australia.

Learn more about the initiative behind these works at The Lanka Project Website.