THE I DO PROJECT was created as an artists’ response to the Marriage Equality Postal Survey and features microshort films, shot in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, London and Los Angeles, and put together by more than 30 Australian filmmakers working collaboratively and internationally.
In each of the I DO films, the simple statement I DO is made by the featured artist, as a statement of belief in the idea of equality. With a YES returned through the Marriage Equality Survey, and the Marriage Equality bill making its way through the Senate and the House of Reps, the I DO films express a broader hope for an Australia that is more open, inclusive and diverse, and are intended both as a statement looking to the future, and as a message of support for the LGBTIQ community, particularly those who have been most affected by the commentary over the past three months.
A ll 10 I Do films are now online in one film, and feature Sarah Snook, Daniel Henshall, Robin McLeavy, Yael Stone, Zoe Terakes, Celia Pacquola, Tai Hara, Zindzi Okenyo, Kim Ho and Damon Herriman.
Now that the anxiety and distress of the survey window is past, it’s a time for the community to reflect, to heal and to celebrate the result, and the producers hope that Australians everywhere will take part by making their own I DO films. You can download resources and advice for making your films, here.
A huge THANK YOU to all of the artists and filmmakers involved and to Australia for saying YES to equality.
Dan Prichard, Laura Scrivano, Kim Ho