Thanks to the My Choice Matters -New South Wales Council for Disabilities for their Shared Stories Project 2017.


Special thanks to the amazing Producer Tammy Burnstock, and Project Manager, Brandon Bear

Gratitude to a collaborative team -Cinematographer Maia dal Berger and Director Ash Meeiya for capturing her story so creatively.


Please see Barbara's Story and other shared stories at:

2017 - Gratus has won international awards

  •  Best Experimental Film at The Fargo Film Festival in North Dakota
  • The Atlanta Underground Film Festival
  • The South Dakota Film Festival


Gratus has premiered at

  • The Melbourne Film Documentary Festival in July 2017
  • Gratus has a Canadian premiere at The Human Rights Film Festival - 8- 10 December 2017
  • Scotland Film Festival





Barbara has been involved in the filmmaking of The Poetic film documentary GRATUS, on mental health awareness which premiered on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at Dendy Opera.Sydney Australia and again at Hyots at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney in September 2016   

What an amazing experience!


"3Bridges Community and Bus Stop Films worked together with shared vision about a more inclusive and engaged community. Innovative solutions that are meaningful is the key to change and therefore projects that engage, that start small and have the capacity to grow are so very valuable to this ideal. We utilised a bold model of encouraging people at the forefront of their creative field to stand up and work alongside our most marginalised and at risk.

This is a new and self determined mode of creating change from within and in essence a platform for their creative work to influence broader change by releasing the film through film festivals and other channels."


Thanks to our brilliant producer /director,Sarah Jane Johston of Bus Stop Films, and our amazing program manager Rachael Henderson of 3 Bridges, Thanks Ash Meeraiya and Susan Trent. Thanks to CEO of Bus Stop Films, Genevieve Clay Smith and CEO of 3 Bridges, Rosemary Bishop and to the entire team Izaak,Adam,Mel,George,Joel and David and amazing film crew  


 For more information here are some links:


Mental Health - Fargo Film Festival - 


Video/ Barb Adam George/Fargo/ 3 Bridges



 Our film "Gratus " -a poetic documentary on mental health, won an international award at The Fargo Film Festival 2017 in North Dakota USA for Best Experimental film!   

Barbara and Izaak Love (filmmaker) went to The Fargo Film Festival in March 2017 to receive the award on behalf of the team