A woman discovers an unsettling world within her fridge where the fears of the island community of lutruwita/Tasmania are expressed through the animated landscape of the artist Elizabeth Barsham. Forest of Fears is the first film of the animated documentary series There Is No ‘I’ In Island. Every voice in the films was self-recorded in May 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

BY  Rebecca Thomson (AU)

Rebecca Thomson (Director), Catherine Pettman (Producer), Vivien Mason (Head Animator). Rebecca is a filmmaker based in nipaluna/Hobart. She has directed and produced short documentaries, web series, horror films, activist films and music videos. In 2019 Rebecca completed A Hairy Problem about female body hair, which has had around a million views online. In her down time Rebecca also runs a highly shonky but super fun festival in her home named Bec's Backyard Film Festival. Catherine Pettman is a Founding Director of Rummin Productions with a 15-year career working across the theatrical, television and digital media markets. Catherine has also produced award-winning short dramas including Stripped Bare and managed several feature documentary-dramas: First Fagin, Banished Women, Exile in Hell, and the reality. Vivien is a Tasmanian filmmaker and animator. Her animations have been exhibited around the world at festivals such as the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Athens International Animation Festival and the South African International Film Festival. Vivien has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London and a tutor for Wide Angle Tasmania, Hobart.