Shalom Almond is an Australian filmmaker who is passionate about making character-driven, social issue documentaries.
Shalom recently completed the autobiographical film ‘Love-Heart Baby’ (2012) which screened as part of ABC2’s Opening Shot initiative. Shalom spent four years making her first film ‘The Love Market’ (2009) following the journey of four hill tribe girls growing up in the face of Vietnam’s growing tourism industry. The film was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Director at the 2009 AFI Awards and won the Best Documentary and IF Audience Awards at the 2009 St Kilda Film Festival, to name a few. Other recent directing highlights include ‘Chasing Shadows’ (2010) for ABC, about the journey of a young Aboriginal man trying to carve out a career as a rapper, and ‘Strong in the City’ (2011), which screened on NITV, about diabetic Aboriginal women moving from the APY Lands to Adelaide.
Shalom has just released ‘My Long Neck’ which follows a young “long neck” Kayan refugee woman turning the camera on herself to make a film about her exploitation in a Thai tourist village.