Here I Am M
The hardest person to forgive is yourself
Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually, she finds a haven at a shelter for Aboriginal women like herself. With the support of her new community of friends, Karen begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter, and she is soon propelled to face the most difficult truths of her life. Set and shot in and around Port Adelaide (including the Dale St Studios), Beck Cole's debut feature is a moving story of the strength and resilience of Aboriginal women.
Director Beck Cole
Beck Cole is a writer/director who hails from Alice Springs, she is a member of the Warramungu people of Central Australia.
Beck has recently completed a one hour documentary for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that follows the trials and tribulations of the two young Aboriginal kids cast in Warwick Thornton’s debut feature film Samson & Delilah. The documentary Making Samson & Delilah is premiering at the Melbourne International Film Festival and will screen on ABCTV later in the year.
Other documentaries written & directed by Beck include Wirriya: Small Boy, The Lore of Love and the acclaimed SBS history series First Australians; the untold story of Australia. The series was recently awarded an AWGIE and the NSW Premiers Literary Award for screenwriting. Beck also writes for television, having written episodes of the SBS series The Circuit.
Her drama Plains Empty screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, the previous year her short film Flat also screened at Sundance and the Edinburgh Film Festivals.
Beck has written her first feature film The Place Between which she is set to direct in 2010. (Courtesy Ronin Films)