Film / Things Will Be Different – June 6

Melbourne / June 6th
Thu June 6th @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm AEST / $20.00 – $30.00

Join DADo and the Robin Boyd Foundation for an evening screening of Things Will Be Different, a 2023 film that documents two neighbours’ experiences of displacement as they are forced to relocate from the Walker Street public housing estate in Northcote, Melbourne when it is sold for private redevelopment. The film explores the impact of losing one’s home and the important role public housing plays in our communities. 

Things Will Be Different (2023)
Run Time: 65 mins

Prior to the film screening, we will be joined by Things Will Be Different Director, Writer & Producer Lucie McMahon and DoP & Producer Celeste De Clario Davis.

Lucie is a research candidate, lecturer and tutor in media and communications at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Lucie has worked in a variety of roles in the film industry over the last ten years, such as the distribution coordinator for Arena Media’s Cinemaplus, the program coordinator at the Australian International Documentary Conference, as well as producing TVC’s for Schwartz Media and shot films that have screened at internationally recognised festivals. Lucie McMahon grew up in public housing in Melbourne and is passionate about community filmmaking and collaboration. Lucie has strong ties with local and international housing groups formed over the last five years of involvement with grassroots community organisations.

Celeste is a photographer and cinematographer based in Melbourne. Celeste is interested in how lens-based apparatuses yield certain limitations and discoveries when exploring notions of documentary. Much of Celeste’s photography background has informed her current filmmaking work: in 2017, Celeste had her second solo exhibition ‘HOMES’, a visual ode to public housing (supported by Yarra Council), as an attempt to draw attention to the issues sparked by the Public Housing Renewal Program. Since then, Celeste has continued her commitment to the public housing advocacy space, as she has done since the SPHC’s coalition, playing a crucial role in the communications team. In 2021, Celeste founded APAX Creative Studios where she currently works as a photographer.

This event is generously supported by Konpira Maru Wines, Molly Rose Brewing and Shelter. When you subscribe via – – the Robin Boyd Foundation will receive 10% of the revenue.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm to allow attendees to explore Walsh Street and enjoy refreshments in the courtyard. The screening will commence promptly at 7 pm. 

Before your visit, please note:
– Attendees must be 16 years and over.
– No external food or drink is permitted.
– Large bags and backpacks will need to be checked in at entry.
– Stiletto or pointed heels are not permitted due to our cork flooring.
– Tickets are refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event.
– Tickets may be exchanged as long as the purchaser advises us of the new attendee’s name via email

We offer discounted tickets to RBF Friends and Boyd Circle members – support the Foundation and join today.

Thandi Lane, Vesna Trajcevska and Sushma Prabhu present DADo’s program. 

Image: Things Will Be Different (2023) by Director, Writer & Producer Lucie McMahon and DoP & Producer Celeste De Clario Davis