Bundaberg’s Chelsea Stutchbury to her debut single, The Butterfly inspired by family loss at the Capricorn Film Festival.
Chelsea’s musical performance, Butterfly in a Cave, will take place in the beautiful cathedral caves at Capricorn Caves, north of Rockhampton.
Performance will feature live debut of her single, The Butterfly, written about the years after the loss of her grandfather, feeling that the person is still there, like a butterfly that never flies away.
Chelsea, who has just completed her Honours year of a Bachelor of Music at the University of Sydney, is excited to be performing at the Capricorn Film Festival 2021.
“I attended the 2017 Capricorn Film Festival where my sister won an award for her environmental short film, and was impressed with the quality of the event, and the support and recognition it gives to creatives.”
“I love reverberant spaces and experimenting with how my vocals can sound within them, so the acoustics of inside the Caves is something I am very much looking forward to performing in.”
“It is also personally significant as my Great Grandfather was the Federal Member for Capricornia so it is sort of special I’ll be singing in his old home ground. He lived on the hill at Yeppoon in the 1940’s when the 42nd battalion were there training before they went to New Guinea, and my mum was Miss Capricornia for the Miss Australia awards. There is nice family history in the Capricornia region for us,” Chelsea Stutchbury.
Presented by Livingstone Shire Council, the annual festival in its 6th year, will host six feature films and documentary premieres, over the course of five days. The festival has expanded its activities to include many other opportunities for the community to participate in, including visual art, theatre, gaming, projection art and musical performance.
Opening night curtain will premiere Moon rock for Monday at the Yeppoon Town Hall and promises to be a sellout event with filmmakers Jim Robison, Kurt Martin and lead actor George Pullar, joining Yeppoon locals and special guests to walk the red carpet.
Festival Director Luke Graham said this year’s theme encourages the connection and exhibition of cinema art and its perception through visual mediums.
“We are very excited to deliver this expanded cinema arts experience and screen powerful stories to the region,” Luke Graham, Festival Founder.
Yeppoon will be a hive of film industry activity and networking opportunities when the filmmakers and professionals arrive for the event that is generously supported by Livingstone Shire Council, Tourism and Events Queensland, Screen Queensland, The Capricornia, Bishopp and Keppel Coast Arts.
“Our supporters give us the opportunity to be able to bring experienced, award winning filmmakers to the Capricorn region and to stir the imaginations and inspiration of new generations of big screen storytellers. Hopefully lots of great connections are made that will help the creative industry grow here on the Capricorn Coast,” Luke Graham.
The Butterfly is due for release on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all other streaming platforms from 11th January 2021, the anniversary of when Chelsea lost her grandfather.
Capricorn Film Festival Inc is supported by Livingstone Shire Council. In part by grants from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Screen Queensland, Tourism Events Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund and in part by the Regional councils of Central Queensland believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Central Queensland's future.