Nathan Tessman’s hip hop talent and irrepressible spirit captured the attention of judges in the Endeavour Foundation Photography and Short Film competition.
The winning documentary follows 17-year-old Kawana Waters State College student Nathan (aka MC Wheels), who has axonal neuropathy: a rare degenerative nerve disease, on his musical journey.
Nathan and filmmaking duo Lenny Seberry and Roger Kitson known as LiveLife Productions are thrilled and plan to put the $1000 prize money to good use.
“One Shot is LiveLife’s first documentary and it was exciting and challenging making it,” said Lenny.
“Winning is recognition for us as filmmakers and for Nathan as MC Wheels.
“We have very little funding so the prize money is great.
“Most of all the best part of Endeavour Foundation’s competition is getting the awareness out there that people with a disability – and anyone! – can achieve their dreams with a positive attitude.”
Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo said the photography and short film exhibition features inspirational and eye opening art works like LifeLive’s and captures the achievements and aspirations of people with a disability.
“One Shot strikes an important note with the community about not defining a person by their disability.
The exhibition is part of Endeavour Foundation’s 60th anniversary celebrations commemorating supporting people with a disability to lead an ordinary life since 1951.
The People’s Choice category is now open letting the community be the judge – visit https://competition.endeavour.com.au/ to vote for your favourite.
To support Nathan in his goal of becoming a hip hop artist visit www.linkfamily.org.au
On the Sunshine Coast Endeavour Foundation offers a range of services including supported employment, education and training, accommodation and lifestyle services for more information visit www.endeavour.com.au
Here Nathan talk about the film and his journey. Nathan Tessman