His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, has become Vice Regal Patron of Bus Stop Films, a charitable organisation dedicated to providing people from marginalised communities the opportunity to be a part of film making.

To celebrate, Bus Stop Films is launching a short film to celebrate its new member.

Directed by Bus Stop Films Co-Founder and CEO Genevieve Clay-Smith, the short film celebrates the announcement, and stars His Excellency himself, along with Tropfest Film Festival’s Best Male Actor (2009) and Bus Stop Films student ambassador, Gerard O’Dwyer.

 

In the six and a half minute light-hearted, comedic short film, Gerard interviews the Governor, discussing everything from their favourite dessert to why the Governor decided to become Bus Stop Films’ Vice Regal Patron.

“His Excellency’s acceptance of the role of Patron of Bus Stop Films is both exciting and a great honour,” Ms Clay-Smith said.

“This accomplishment showcases to Australia that what we are doing here is important, and it further validates our work.”

The Governor first became a supporter of Bus Stop Films in 2015, and since then has been a strong advocate for the organisation.

“Bus Stop Films is creating a more inclusive world in a unique and powerful way – through film. They have an exceptional track record in film-making and in the development of their students’ English skills, life skills, communication and work ready skills,” His Excellency said.

“I am looking forward to being a part of their journey as Vice Regal Patron.”

The film will be premiered on 30 November at the Bus Stop Films student celebration ceremony, where 38 students from the class of 2017 will celebrate a full year of workshops.

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