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Melbourne's Punjabi taxi drivers meet after their shifts at the Red Pepper Indian restaurant. Outsiders in a foreign land, they find solidarity and companionship by sharing the cuisine of their homeland. An observational documentary, Night Fare follows one driver as he steps out of the cold night and into the bustle of this early morning scene. What emerges is an impression of a lively and unknown pocket of a culture establishing itself in the heart of a sleeping metropolis.
This is Billy's Victorian College of the Arts graduation film. The film won the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Award for Best Tertiary Documentary and was a finalist at both the Australian International Documentary Conference's F4 First Factual Film Festival and the Antenna International Documentary Film Festival.
In Support of the film version, Night Fare was also published as a cross platform documentary. The site uses specially shot video, behind-the-scenes photography, audio interviews and Twitter integration to explore and extend the themes of the film.
The website was a finalists in the best Tertiary Multimedia category of the 2010 Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards.