A Cup Of Josie - Documentary

A Cup of Josie focuses on an aspiring apprentice chef named Josie working at a local cafe called Bar Centrale.
This documentary focuses on the three subjects: Josie, Sonya (Owner of Bar Centrale) & Amanda (Head Teacher of Hospitality at TAFE NSW). Following these subject, we can catch a glimpse into the daily life of Josie. However, despite having inhibitions in her learning, she overcomes them in the bustling kitchen of Bar Centrale.
Celebrating diversity in the workplace, Bar Centrale creates a nurturing environment in which Josie can excel in her passion, alongside her studies at TAFE.
A Cup of Josie is a homegrown true blue Aussie story in the community that showcases the amazing talent of people, no matter what their ability is.

  • Hayden Huynh
    Director
  • Hayden Huynh
    Producer
  • Kiani Iswara
    Producer
  • Adam Campbell
    Assistant Producer
  • Brendan Hau
    Assistant Producer
  • Adrian Roas
    Director of Photography
  • Renee Brack
    Executive Producers
  • Campbell Graham
    Executive Producers
  • Bradley Crawford
    Executive Producers
  • Sonya Moulang
    Key Cast
  • Josephine Casey
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Good
    Key Cast
  • Hayden Huynh
    Camera Assistant
  • Brendan Hau
    Camera Assistant
  • Brendan Hau
    Editor
  • Brendan Hau
    Colourist
  • Nino Small
    Sound
  • Brendan Hau
    Gaffer
  • Adrian Roas
    Motion Graphics
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Hayden Huynh

I am an Australian creative from Sydney. Being passionate about the creative arts, i have had the privilege in attending Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. This has led to me to be involved in various events.

These include fundraisers (Beyond Blue, Wear It Purple Day, Exodus Foundation), talent shows and even performing in front of the Newtown Police Force. During this time, I have gained valuable insights on and off stage including first-hand technical stage assistance.

A Cup Of Josie follows Josie’s aspirations of being an apprentice chef and how she finesses and achieves her dream working in the hospitality industry. Creating this documentary not only was a fun and vibrant project, but it was also a valuable and insightful learning experience to see how diversity is celebrated in the workplace. A local community story, the old Australian saying “giving it a red hot go” is 100% evident through the stories of Josie, Sonya and Amanda. Regardless of what people are born with, with the mentorship and facilities; they can achieve what they have.

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Director Statement

This documentary to me represents a homegrown true blue Aussie story in the community that I grew up.

The topic explored in this documentary is one that is universal to all in which is diversity in the workplace centred around differently-abled people. I wanted to show that anyone regardless of what they are born with - can pursue their aspirations and give it a "red hot go".

The future of this documentary is that I want it to become a platform piece in which people can relate to and can activate change in the workplace in the coming future. This documentary highlights the universal story of aspiration and diversity - you might have a "Josie" in your local community!
I'd like to give a special thank you to our interview subjects. Without you all, we would not have the stars of the show! Thank you very much Sonya, Amanda, and especially to our leading lady Josie.

I enjoyed making and creating this documentary but I would not have done it without my fellow team members. I would like to give a personal thank you to Brendan, Nino, Kiani, Adrian and Adam for creating this documentary.