How is the movement in equal representation shaping the future of our society? Live-action director and diversity and inclusion advocate Anthony Dziworshie explores how this positive shift we’re finally witnessing on-screen is moulding the tomorrow off-screen for our generations to come.Continue reading “Black History Month: Representation”
Mental health is something that affects each and every one of us differently, some more positively than others. To show our support of all those that may be struggling inside and outside of creative industries, we’ve created this helpful list of tips from the NERD family, who’ve shared their personal experiences and triumphs in hopes of helping others.Continue reading “NERD Says: It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay And We’re Here For You.”
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”, and let’s face it, he knew what he was talking about.Continue reading “Craig Minchington’s Mental Health Awareness Series – Tip 2: Identification”
Because mental health awareness is important every day of the year.Continue reading “Craig Minchington’s Mental Health Awareness Series: Tip 1 — Gratitude”
Our industry is changing, and for the better. We have a long way still to go but we’re getting there, together. Director and diversity and inclusion advocate Fausto Becatti put his thoughts to virtual paper as he discusses the impactful choices we have as creatives and influencers, the potential positive effect this can have on our audience and how we can ensure that we’re working to be mindful of the media we’re creating, allowing everyone to feel included and empowered.Continue reading “A Case For Diversity”
LGBTQIA+: L for Lesbian, G for Gay, T for Trans, Q for Queer (or Questioning), I for Intersex and A for Asexual (or Allied) and + for… What does the + represent? Live-Action Director Brett De Vos explores his interpretation of the symbol through his intimate emotions and how this could have a positive impact on perceptions in society.Continue reading “#PRIDE: +”
It’s never just a one-off event. Those in the LGBTQ+ community have to come out many times during their lives and each time presents itself with a different challenge. NERD’s Animation Director and Animator Yael Biran shares her very personal thoughts and feelings with us for the first time on the topic.Continue reading “#PRIDE: To Come Out or Not To Come Out?”
Every time I think back to that day, those same emotions rush through my veins. The memory of being on the ice rink, joyfully skating swiftly past my classmates not knowing that the next day I would experience something that would forever change my life.
I was thirteen years old when I lost all sensation in my body – from hip to toe, I was paralysed.Continue reading “Jelena Tomić: My Paralysis Story”
“The piece below was originally a letter that I’d written to a former student. Since then it’s gone through a few alterations. I wanted to share it with you because it’s nearing the end of the school year, and as someone who keeps a thread to his past, I remember what it felt like to be there.
I don’t recall the specifics of why I wrote to her, but I wonder if it had to do with the uncertainties that come with being an artist, especially one who is about to graduate from school in a couple of weeks. I guess then, this letter is really an open letter to those of you who are in a similar space now.” – Marcos ChinContinue reading “An Open Letter to Art Students”
What do you think of when you think of International Women’s Day? Do you think of freedom, equality, the history behind the monumental day itself?Continue reading “NERD Says… #WeAreEqual”