Big Stories Small Towns

Big Stories Small Towns is an evolving multiplatform documentary project first launched in 2008 produced by Big Stories Co.

Big Stories features collaborations between small town communities and filmmakers in residence. The project is shaped through extensive local consultation and participation to create stories made by both filmmakers and community members - full of love, humour, family and belonging.

Far from tales of rural dysfunction and decay, Big Stories focuses on those caring for and creating their own community. From the Longriders in Murray Bridge, the Ngarrindjeri community of Raukkan on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, the Men's Shed in Port Augusta to the Tampuon people of Ban Lung on the edge of the jungle in Northern Cambodia, Big Stories aims to connect local stories to build a diverse and inspiring global portrait of country life.

Officially Selected Sheffield Doc/Fest 2009Officially Selected International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2011Officially Selected Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011Best Interactive Community Award, SXSW 2012
Financed with assistance of Screen Australia, in association with the Media Resource Centre Inc. and South Australian Film Corporation and Country Arts SA.Media Resource CentreSouth Australian Film CorporationScreen AustraliaCountry Arts SABig Stories Co