The Ride SA Screening Tour: COMPLETE

on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Events

South Australia

The Ride SA Screening Tour: COMPLETE

The Ride SA Screening Tour is now complete, and what a fantastic journey it has been!

We’ve travelled for just under four weeks around SA, visiting 22 communities - to a combined audience of over 1,500 people.

Our final screening took place on Sunday in Adelaide with Robbi Williams from the Julia Farr Group speaking prior to the film. BINSA also organised drinks and nibbles after the screening to celebrate the end of the tour.

From here we’ll be looking for opportunities to tour either the rest of SA or other parts of Australia, to continue sharing ‘The Ride’ with as many people as possible. Hopefully we’ll secure the same level of support that we had last year in WA, and this year, here in SA, from our major sponsor, the Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund and the SA community in general – without your support this simply wouldn’t have been possible.

We hope that you’ll continue to follow our journey, and ‘Thank You’ once again for coming along for The Ride!

 

We are over halfway through the tour!

on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Events

South Australia

It’s gone quickly and we are halfway through our tour! So far we have screened the film in Murray Bridge, Victor, Goolwa, Strath, Tailem Bend, Kingston, Robe, Penola, Mt Gambier, Millicent, Naracoorte and Bordertown. In each town we receive incredibly warm receptions from the audience – we love it! Plus the country hospitality offered to us makes us smile!! So many people have supported the tour and us. It’s dangerous to single people out for fear we may miss someone, but we’ll give it a go!

Firstly, thanks to the passionate people who work for Disability SA – Brad (Murray Bridge), Carol (Victor) and Nikki (the South East). If I were disabled I imagine I’d feel great comfort knowing I had people like these in my corner… The SES and the RSL in Victor, who are completely community minded people… The fiery ladies at the Tailem Bend Community Centre who get things done and are so active within their town…. Thanks to Scott and Craig in Kingston, a community that has recently been affected by a spinal injury, for taking a ball and running with it. Plus the gift of THE BIGGEST CRAYFISH you have ever seen!!!!  Then there are the ladies who work with the council in Penola (Emily and Kat) and Mt Gambier (Alison) who looked after us like we were rock stars and welcomed us into their lives…  In Millicent, Dawn and Di and the Wattle Range Road Safety Group, people who I’ve met before through my last project – Journey Beyond Road Trauma, welcomed us with a beautiful and cosy screening. After the screening we went to see the memorial they had created for people affected by road trauma. It was late at night and raining but the memorial, lit up by our car headlights, was so special to see. Plus, a huge thanks to the councils at Naracoorte and Bordertown for putting in a lot of effort to getting great audiences (100+).

 

Aside from eating crayfish and meeting amazing people, the tour aims to spread awareness and break down barriers between disabled and able-bodied people. We can confidently say we are doing that. Audiences have said;

 

“There is always a way to live life to the fullest”

 

“If you overcome the critical period of grieving and make the choice to live, you can live a fulfilling life”

 

“How vulnerable we can be, but life is for living”

 

We still have the following screenings to go, please come along and/or spread the word!!!

 

Berri - Friday October 17, 2014

Renmark - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Barmera - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Loxton - Monday, October 20, 2014

Lameroo - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Waikerie - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gawler - Friday, October 24, 2014

Nuriootpa - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Adelaide - Sunday, October 26, 2014

 

 

Once again, thanks to the support from our major sponsor – Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund.

Warmest regards,

Sandra

 

 

ABC Riverland interview with Jim Cairns

on Thursday, 02 October 2014. Posted in Press

South Australia

ABC Riverland interview with Jim Cairns

If you have a few spare minutes then take a listen to Narelle Graham on Riverland Today chatting with our own Jim Cairns.

http://blogs.abc.net.au/sa/2014/10/the-ride-heading-to-the-riverland.html?site=riverland&program=riverland_mornings

 

The Ride will be screening throughout the SA Riverlands.

Check out the dates, times and venues here:

http://www.theridemoviescreeningtour.org/venues-times

 

 

SA Tour starts today!

on Thursday, 02 October 2014. Posted in Press

South Australia

SA Tour starts today!

After months of preparation, today we hit the road!

Jim has arrived safely in Adelaide after completing the Australasian Safari just days before, the gear is checked and we are ready to go!

The Ride SA Screening Tour has commenced!

This afternoon we - Jim and Sandra* will make our way to Murray Bridge for the first screening of the tour, at John Dohler Hall, Swan Port Rd at 7pm.

The SA version of the ABC’s 7:30 Report – 7:30SA will be filming at the screening and air the story tomorrow night (3rd Oct). Make sure you do your hair ladies!!!!

We hope the audience is warm and the questions are free flowing!  

We'll be sharing lots of photos and audience feedback throughout the tour on our facebook page. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #TheRideMovie.

We also want to know your thoughts about how to make YOUR community better for people living with a disability. At each screening we will encourage the audience to take a few minutes to fill out this survey:

surveymonkey.com/s/The_Ride_Tour_SA_Survey

See you on the road! Thanks for joining THE RIDE…

*Jim Cairns is one of the four men featured in the movie, and Sandra Cook is the movie's Director. Together they will tour SA and host the Q&A sessions after each screening.

 

What will happen on the tour…

on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted in Events

South Australia

What will happen on the tour…

At each of the 22 towns visited, we will screen the full-length documentary that runs for 55 minutes.

After each screening, we encourage you to stick around for a Q&A session with Jim Cairns and Sandra Cook.

Audience members are invited to ask questions, whether they want to know more about the movie itself, or perhaps ask Jim about his inspiring can-do attitude and how he came to terms with swapping his beloved motorbike for a wheelchair.

We also want to know your thoughts about how to make YOUR community better for people living with a disability. At each screening we will encourage people to take a few minutes to fill out this survey:

surveymonkey.com/s/The_Ride_Tour_SA_Survey

So if you haven't already, check out the trailer for The Ride to see what it's all about!

We look forward to visiting your town and sharing our story with you.

For screening information or to reserve a ticket or advise of accessibility requirements please visit:

 
http://www.theridemoviescreeningtour.org/venues-times

 

A massive 'thank you' to all of our supporters

on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

A massive 'thank you' to all of our supporters

A massive 'thank you' to all of our supporters

In just over two weeks time we'll be hitting the road on The Ride SA Screening Tour, and we'd like to say a big 'thank you' to all of our supporters for helping to make this happen.

The purpose of the tour is to help the SA community to better understand the impact of living with a disability, as well as promoting road safety. Along the way, we also want to hear YOUR thoughts about how to make YOUR community better for those living with a disability.

Unfortunately there is still a stigma around disability, and more often than not, this results from an individual's misconceptions that are usually through no fault of their own.

By screening The Ride, we want to show people first hand just how much can be achieved by those living with a disability, as well as inspiring others to rise up over life’s obstacles.

With your support we are making this happen!

So whether you've provided much needed funding, offered to hold a screening in your community, or promoted the screening to your network, we are extremely grateful for your assistance in helping us.

Thank you!

 

22 Towns Confirmed For The Ride SA Screening Tour!

on Wednesday, 27 August 2014.

22 Towns Confirmed For The Ride SA Screening Tour!

It's official!!!! Thanks to funding from the Julia Farr M S McLeod Benevolent Fund THE RIDE will be touring regional South Australia in October. We will be screening in Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Strathalbyn, Tailem Bend, Kingston, Robe, Millicent, Mt Gambier, Penola, Naracoorte, Bordertown, Keith, Lameroo, Loxton, Berri, Renmark, Barmera, Waikerie, Gawler, Nurioopta, and Adelaide....

Screening venues and times for each town will be posted over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our interactive map:

http://www.theridemovie.org/events

or specially dedicated tour website:

http://theridemoviescreeningtour.org

You can also follow Facebook or Twitter for progress updates.

All screenings will be followed by a Q and A with Jim and Sandra.

Jim is one of the four men featured in the film, and one of the Executive Producers who helped to bring it all together.

Sandra is the film's Producer and Director, admitting that she was attracted to the story 'because it had all the key ingredients: tragedy, triumph, and a love story'.

Big thanks to Julia Farr and The Ride community!

Kalamunda Screening Booked Out

on Wednesday, 09 April 2014.

Kalamunda Screening Booked Out

We have worked with the Kalamunda Shire for a screening in my old childhood town. (lived there until 32 yo in the same house I bought off my Mum) It is booked out 1 month in advance. Looking forward to the night and maybe a beer at my old local!!

DSC Thankyou

on Thursday, 03 April 2014. Posted in Press

DSC Thankyou

We had a screening at the Midland Town Hall on the 27th March 2014 for both the DSC Ambassador showcase (5.45 to 6.45pm) and the public from 6.45 to 9.00pm including the Q&A session. Bruce Langoulant the chairperson of the Disability Service Commission opened the night and has followed up with this lovely letter. Thanks Bruce

  • AGAINST THE GRAIN PRESENTS, THE RIDE, A FILM BY SANDRA COOK - CRAIG PARSONS, JIM CAIRNS, ANTON ZAPPELLI, TERRY MADER - CINEMATOGRAPHY BY CONAN FITZPATRICK, SOUND RECORDIST ROB STANKOVICH, EDITED BY TIM WOODHOUSE - OFFLINE EDITOR ELENDIL ARCHER, ONLINE EDITOR ERFAN KHADEM, MUSIC BY ROBERT CLARK, SOUND DESIGNER JOHN BRIDGES - ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS SCOTT BRYAN & MARCEL PETRIG & SCOTT LANE & IAN GREEN - TITLES & GRAPHICS BY HACKETT FILMS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JIM CAIRNS & SUSAN MACKINNON - DIRECTED BY SANDRA COOK, PRODUCED BY SANDRA COOK