case study catalyst west

The Brief: Catalyst West is an annual multi-industry conference, hosted by Western Sydney University, with a unique opportunity to centre the arts in industry conversations. Made in the West CREATIVE was commissioned to produce four short films to screen at Catalyst West between programmed conference panel discussions.

Four Cities, Four Films: Our mission was to represent the stories of artists in Bankstown, Blacktown, Parramatta and the new airport city, Bradfield, through the lens of four distinct creative narratives. Made in the West selected local filmmakers with unique insight into each city, guiding them through the creative process, and supporting their production teams through to completion.

Client Testimonial

Meet Margaret from Western Sydney Creative. She came to us with a BIG challenge: to source four film crews to work on four simultaneous projects, each telling a local artists' story in a unique way. Hear from Margaret about how the project came about and the experience of working with Made in the West and their team of Western Sydney filmmakers.

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Showcasing Creativity: The Catalyst West films are more than promotional content; they are a celebration of creative filmmaking and the artistic imagination of the Western Sydney community. From exciting arts collectives to artistic entrepreneurs, each film revealed the creative excellence that defines our region.

Capturing Cultural Stories: Through interviews, cinematic visuals and a keen understanding of the nuances of our community, the four narratives resonated with Western Sydney locals and visitors alike. The films weave together threads of tradition, innovation, and the stories of remarkable individuals.

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Community Impact: Launched to the public at an intimate screening event hosted by Western Creative in collaboration with Made in the West and featuring a live Q&A with the filmmakers, the films have since enjoyed multiple successful film festival screenings and award nominations.

The overwhelmingly positive response to the films is a testament to the authentic storytelling made possible by our collaborative style and the clarity of our vision for the creative filmmaking process.

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If you're ready to embark on a creative journey with Made in the West Creative, whether it's a film project, collaboration opportunity, or a cultural initiative, reach out to our team. We'd love to know more about your vision and explore the creative possibilities together.