As You Dreamt It in Woodville
Sydney advertising agency BMF has worked with ABC to produce a documentary on As You Dreamt It Woodville, a creative community development project centred in Sydney. The original As You Dreamt It project, run in 2012, was a passion project designed to connect a fractured housing estate by turning the residents recurring dreams into pieces of art. More recently BMF employees came across Woodville Housing, a housing estate in Western Sydney called Woodville Housing, where a few years ago its doors were opened to ninety residents from all corners of the world. Many of them being political refugees, they all had a story to tell. However, like many housing complexes, there was little to connect this diverse group and little sense of community. Collaborating with a mix of artists, the residents shared an intimate piece of themselves – their recurring dreams. Partnered up with photographers, painters, animators and illustrators, their dreams were turned into pieces of art that were exhibited on the walls of the complex. A way to give the residents newfound insight into their neighbours and help transform this housing estate into a housing community. The project is online at asyoudreamt.it, with Facebook and Twitter accounts continuing from the 2012 experiment.
The documentary was produced at Jungleboys and edited by Paul Swain.