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The Last Goldfish

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$62,750 Raised of
95,000
Goal

Updates

April 14, 2018
Out in the world we go
THE LAST GOLDFISH IS OUT IN THE WORLD AND YOU CAN NOW WATCH ONLINE OR PURCHASE A DVD VIA THE LINK BELOW.

https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/docos/3642-last-goldfish-the.html

The film has been screening around the world and has been receiving a positive and often very moving response. 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT YOU.

#thelastgoldfish

#withrefugees

July 13, 2017
Whirlwind
The Last Goldfish premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival on Thursday 8 June. The session sold out in 4 days.

This film was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary.

We then had a SFF "by popular demand screening" at Dendy Newtown on Tuesday 20 June which also sold out. This screening was dedicated to the filmmaker and writer Behrouz Boochani who couldn't actually come to the Sydney Film Festival to see his film, Chauka: Please Tell Us The Time, because he is imprisoned on Manus island. Our screening happened in World Refugee Week.

The Last Goldfish didn't win the best documentary prize but it was voted second most popular in the audience awards for documentaries at SFF.

This has been a wonderful start to the life of the film. More screenings will be announced soon.

We also had our first review and it's from my favourite Arts paper RealTime. 

"Connections with the current world refugee crisis are inevitable. Watching The Last Goldfish, we can’t help be reminded of the repercussions of displacement and just what’s involved in putting the pieces back together again." Virginia Baxter

http://www.realtime.org.au/the-last-goldfish-putting-the-pieces-back-together/

And we couldn't have done any of this without the support of our backers and contributors. 

Photo: Carolyn Johnson (producer) Su Goldfish (director).

Photographer: Andrew Taylor

September 14, 2016
Amazed
Ten days ago the first $50 came in. Rachel Boyce was the first donor. She said, "It seems the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day to help you to search your family history" 

The odd thing is, my father died at the age of 88 on father's day. I didn't plan to start the campaign on that day, in fact I had decided not to, but my darling partner shared something on facebook and Rachel Boyce who I don't even know had made the first donation. 

Forty-six contributions later I am amazed and touched by the support. I'm making new friends reclaiming old ones and having a lot of fun. We still have a long way to go but already the donations to date mean time in the edit suite which I'm itching to get back into. Planning to start the final edit in November. Want to finish this film in January next year.

Photo is of my father Manfred and I. 

August 22, 2016
Teaser
The Last Goldfish is in the most exciting stage of post production. We have a rough cut that takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of family discovery through 100 years of archival history uncovered and investigated by the last remaining member of the Goldfish family. 

From the Holocaust to Trinidad to Sydney, Australia, The Last Goldfish explores the intergenerational effects of being a refugee.

Have a look at the Teaser Trailer and start getting excited for the finished film.