FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONE VISION PRODUCTIONS – HIP HOP MEETS FILM PRODUCTION NON-PROFIT GIVES VOICE TO DISADVANTAGED YOUTH THROUGH MUSIC
Byron Bay, New South Wales (August, 2016) – Founded in 2010 by Young Social Pioneer Award of Australia winner and English/Drama teacher Mark Robertson, One Vision Productions is a non-profit organization aimed at using Hip Hop and film production to create music videos which allow youth to express themselves as well as highlight social issues in their communities.
Thus far the collective has travelled to nearly 40 communities and worked on projects focused on topics as far ranging as substance abuse (“What Are You Doing To Yourself in Byron Bay?”), unity in the age of government corruption (“Breaking Down The Lies”), and the everyday lives of aboriginal youth (Rio Mission turtle divers). Throughout the videos there are common themes of solidarity, ending hate- especially as it affects marginalized aboriginal people, and respecting and living in harmony with nature.
One Vision Productions works in conjunction with educational and governmental agencies to give disadvantaged and underserved adolescents access to opportunities to gain experience and increase their skillset. Their TAFE (Technical and Further Education) classes and film/hip hop workshops have proven a valuable tool in helping students reach their educational and employment goals through learning public speaking, English grammar, literature, narrative storytelling, and teamwork.
In addition to being showcased on National Indigenous Television (NITV) and national radio stations in Australia, One Vision Productions’ “No Clue” has been featured on the Lighthouse Records compilation ‘Indie Legends’; which is slated to be released on October 7th, 2016.
A documentary is also in the making.
ABOUT MARK ROBERTSON:
Mark Robertson is an independent hip hop artist known for founding the social enterprise and film/music production company One Vision Productions. His work is focused on using hip hop as a positive influence in the lives of disadvantaged Australian youth. His workshops teach film production, literacy and narrative storytelling. In addition to being showcased on National Indigenous Television (NITV) and national radio stations in Australia, One Vision Productions’ “No Clue” has been featured on the Lighthouse Records compilation ‘Indie Legends’; which is slated to be released on October 7th, 2016.
A documentary about One Vision Productions is also in the making.
Official Site: http://www.onevisionproductions.com.au/