Traditional culture and community meets rhythm and athletics in short film I Walk, I Run, I Drum.

The film, by Hunter local filmmaker, Dave Hukka, will be screened at the Real Film Festival’s inaugural Port Stephens event this year, alongside Ian Hamilton’s Angels Gather Here and Aunty Margo’s reconciliation story.

I Walk, I Run, I Drum film, drumming. I Walk, I Run, I Drum documents a unique event held last August in the beautiful, natural bushland of Port Stephens. The workshop encouraged those attending to embrace the deep connection between rhythm and the environment as they ran, drummed and celebrated their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Hosted and run by Bronwyn White, the Hunter Regional Development Officer for Athletics NSW, in collaboration with Port Stephens Council, the event, I Walk I Run I Drum, celebrated the amazing rural aspects of Port Stephens and the interest of many of the locals to keep active.

I Walk, I Run, I Drum film“I knew that I had a responsibility to not just run another session similar to what gets rolled out by  coaches time and time again. I knew it was time to make a shift and change how running is identified to the broader community – the people who are not connected to running,” said Bronwyn.

The result is a fascinating short film, one not to be missed. This year is the first time the festival is heading to Port Stephens and the screening will include Q&A sessions with all the filmmakers. Keep an eye on our blog, or Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to buy tickets as the Real Film Festival (26-28 October 2018) approaches.