Sling Shot - Information & Cultural Exchange

Sling Shot

propelling ideas into queer screen stories
from marginalised identities

A new screen project in Western Sydney is unearthing bold new stories from queer Muslims and LGBT+ women of colour.

Sling Shot is a partnership between Information + Cultural Exchange, the Australian Writers’ Guild’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and community organisations Sydney Queer Muslims and SheQu Group Inc.

Working with award-winning screenwriter and playwright Tommy Murphy (‘Holding The Man’, ‘Mark Colvin’s Kidney’), emerging screenwriters, LGBTQI+ people from Muslim and other culturally diverse communities, will explore story structure and distil narrative concepts as one-pagers, the springboard for further creative development.

“This initiative is a important way to encourage, empower and enable , aspiring queer ethnic creative writers, and to give opportunities for their voices to shine”

– Kamalika, founder of SheQu.

“These stories are a tribute to the resilience of queer Muslims”

– Nurul of Sydney Queer Muslims.

If you would like more information about Sling Shot, you can get in contact with Barry Gamba at I.C.E. for more details
Barry Gamba
Producer, Screen Cultures
[email protected]
02 8821 9158

This project is a partnership between Information + Cultural Exchange, the Australian Writers’ Guild’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and Sydney Queer Muslims and SheQu Group Inc.

Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.