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Hunter filmmakers return to Newcastle for Flickerfest | Newcastle Herald



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HOMEGROWN director Jasmin Tarasin is determined to bring to the big screen more untold stories about Australian women who lived courageous and bold lives. Tarasin has directed The Story Of Lee Ping, which is set in rural Australia in the 1920s and tells the story of a young Chinese imprisoned exotic dancer planning her freedom. She meets an Aboriginal stockman Jack, who changes the way she sees herself forever. It was filmed on the Central Coast and near Castlemaine in Victoria. “I’m really passionate about telling female stories,” she said. “In Australian cinema there’s not a lot of women’s stories or historical women’s stories and I really feel passionate about rewriting history for young women. “I have a…

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