Screen Queensland (SQ) is delighted to announce Lynn Chapman as the recipient of the 2020 SQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Placement.
This placement provides an early-career Queensland Indigenous screen industry professional with an opportunity to support SQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program and its work within the broader Queensland screen industry for a period of six months.
Lynn was born on Wakka Wakka country in Cherbourg in Queensland and grew up in Redcliffe, and Roma. Her previous work experience includes 11 years at Telecom Australia and 27 years at Education Queensland.
During her time working in schools Lynn discovered her passion for film, completing film courses with Starlight, QPIX, Australian Film Base and more.
In 2009 she participated in QPIX’s Black Pearl program, where she wrote and directed the short film After Dark, presented on NITV.
Lynn has followed her passion for sharing stories, particular stories on Elders and providing a cultural legacy for future generations and families. In 2009 Lynn established Willy Wagtail Production – a name inspired by her parents, who both said that whenever you see a Willy Wagtail, a story usually follows.
Welcome to the team, Lynn!