AboutMichelle Zhu, Author at The Creative Issue
Being young with ambition can prove to be challenging, especially in creative fields. But 22-year old filmmaker and music video director Michaela Holmes proves that age is no obstacle when it comes to making it in the creative scene.
As Brisbane gains credibility and respect from Australia as an expanding cultural hub, so too does the diversity and range of the musical acts and genres that we get to enjoy.
What a week for music festival junkies!Â As we enter the season of live music and tune into Triple J for more line-up and sideshow announcements, weâ€™re also prepping our wallets and bank accounts for the significant deductions that will be made because of these events.
Weâ€™ve got the Breakfast Club, weâ€™ve got Ferris Bueller andÂ weâ€™ve got Clueless. Weâ€™ve got coming-of-age high school stories from every era but do we have enough representation in those films? The 2015 film release DOPE, written and directed by Rick Famiyiwa, aims to melt away the conventional and normative narratives behind your average high school coming of age story, and allow us to hear the stories that are not heard enough.
For those who missed out on BIGSOUNDÂ because Struggle Street is a very highly populated residential area by music lovers alike, Brisbane came through with free shows in some of its greatest venues, just to celebrate and extend the two spectacular days of local music.
Straight Outta Compton is a movie about one of the greatest stories of the music revolution. It is two and a half glorious hours detailing the stories of five of the most notoriously respected rappers in hip-hop history, Comptonâ€™s very own N.W.A. There’s even a sneaky car chase. What more could you want?