The Director, Tarquin, fills us in on the story behind this 110% video for ABC Open.
Hedin lives on the same community that I do, just outside of Nimbin on the NSW North Coast. We have been really good mates since we were little. I don't see as much of Hedin as I used to because between his schoolwork, music classes, dance classes, lap swimming and 6 days at the gym, I usually just see the dust on our dirt road as his mum ferries him from one commitment to the next.
I was one of the North Coast Youth Connections video group at Nimbin who made a mini doc about Ishta the skater
and wanted to do another one where I really got to direct and shoot my own project, with a great deal of help from my mum Adrienne and our ABC Open Producer, Catherine Marciniak.
Who better to focus on than Hedin? Most of the people our age up here don't realise just how good Hedin is at gymnastics. It's just possible he will be an Australian champion one day.
We found the first music track in this story on triple j Unearthed.
It's called "Step in the Club" and is by a local composer, Gee Funk, who has kindly given his permission to use it for Hedin's story.
The second track we found on the Free Music Archive website. It is called "Memories of Thailand" by Risey freemusicarchive.org/music/Risey/Best_Bytes_Volume_1/02--Risey--Memories_Of_Thailand_Beat_Doctors_stuck_in_Britain_remix and is licensed under Creative Commons.
Supervising producer: Catherine Marciniak, ABC Open North Coast Producer (2010 - 2013)