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In "Lessons", award-winning cinematographer Jude Kalman partners with debut screenwriter Summer Brown whose script delivers a heartwrenching snapshot of her lived experience of domestic abuse through the eyes of children, learning lessons for life.

What are your kids learning?

  • Jude Kalman
    Overfed & Undernourished, Uncontained Love, Katura's Story
  • Summer Brown
  • Summer Brown
  • Brett McCallum
  • Andy Sparnon
    Key Cast
  • Ilana Collins
    Key Cast
  • Judson Gainfort
    Key Cast
    "Teenage boy"
  • Skylah Burns
    Key Cast
    "Young girl"
  • Cruze King
    Key Cast
    "Young boy"
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    1 minute 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Jude Kalman

Jude Kalman is an independent film maker from the Gold Coast whose documentaries have featured nationally on Channel Nine, at film festivals in Australia, Europe and North America

Working for an award-winning boutique agency since 2007 enabled her to hone her craft, diversify her skill set and deliver exceptional multimedia and film for multiple platforms and audiences.

She’s won an Australian Cinematographers Society Award for her work on Swell Sculpture Festival, was a Gold Coast Music Award finalist for co-directing Amy Shark’s music video “Weekends” and her recent self-funded trip to Nigeria to produce “Uncontained Love: Love > Fear” won the 2018 CMAA award for Compelling Film / TV / Video Content and the Audience Choice Award at YoFi Fest 2020. In 2020, she was awarded the Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize for her portfolio of work in Mozambique with charity Mission Educate.

In February 2020, Jude was invited to speak at the United Nations’ 58th Commission for Social Development on “Social Impact Films as a means to Promoting Inclusion”, in conjunction with the screening of the film she produced and directed about Mission Educate.

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