Author Archives: Liz Keen

About Liz Keen

I live in rural Australia with my partner and our three kids. I dabble in freelance journalism between packing lunches, doing the school run and coordinating 12words.com.au. I'm also on the board of MicroLoan Foundation, Australia.

Dorrigo Film

I spent last Friday afternoon in Dorrigo. I love Dorrigo, it’s about an hour away from my home and it’s a small plateau town in the Bellingen Shire. It has some incredible bush walks and beautiful National Parks, and it is a … Continue reading

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NAIDOC

I had a fantastic afternoon on Friday, I spent a few hours at Dorrigo High School for their NAIDOC Week celebrations. I was up there with the Port Macquarie ABC Open Producer, Wiriya Sati. We met some incredible people. I … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

This is a film I made last year. It’s the story of a friend of ours, Max Mander. He’s eight and he loves to fish. I filmed this on a Sony HD and edited it on Final Cut.

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Flooded In

My partner, Simon Portus, and I made this short film together in 2007. We made it as part of a Radio National documentary I made about people who get flooded in regularly near us, in Thora. These same people have … Continue reading

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12seconds

I started the 12words project in 2009. It’s been fun and thousands of people have connected to write and rate stories. Now I’ve decided to grow the project to 12second films.  Everyone loves the idea, but they get a bit … Continue reading

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My Films

I’ve upgraded my wordpress to put some of my films up here but for some reason it’s being temperamental. Love technological glitches. So, as a little taster, here’s my youtube with one of my favourite films. ‘The One That Got … Continue reading

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Flooding

You may have heard about the recent floods on the Mid North Coast of NSW. It was a big week for farmers and for people who live on flood plains, at the peak of the floods, 14,000 people were isolated, … Continue reading

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Sunday

Today I’m at home with two sick children but on Sunday, we were enjoying paradise.      

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Unsupported

I can hear the breath speeding in my ears as I approach his house. Shallow, quick breath. And the sound of a distant car. A bird. A dog. And the car is closer, turning into the road. Behind me. I walk … Continue reading

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Gay Rights

I was just watching ‘Are You Being Served‘ the English tv show from the ’70’s. So good. But it made me realise how few steps we’ve taken in terms of Gay Rights in the last 40 years. One of the … Continue reading

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