Cast of Zombie Film
Zombie cast of "The 4 SK8boarders of the Apocalypse" Nimbin Youth Film Workshops 2013. Award winner 2013 Nimbin Youth Film Comp.

Peppercorn Project Youth Film Workshops

Fun, educational, life-changing workshops, that raise self-esteem, unleash creative potential and give young people a  positive vision of themselves.

Crew and Actors

Designed and facilitated by Darmin Cameron and Paris Naday these workshops engage young people in creating their own mythology, living their own legend and visualising a positive future.

The workshops are run on a process-orientated transformational foundation with personal-safety and mutual- respect being keystones. The workshops give young people a chance to try out many different roles and archetypes both behind the camera, and in front of the camera, in a safe, supportive environment.

Under the empathic guidance and  culturally safe facilitation of Paris and Darmin and the other trained facilitators, the participants are gently encouraged to 'think out of the box', break through self-imposed barriers, and see themselves in a new light, nurtured in an environment of encouragement and understanding.

Cast and Crew of ' The Drama'  directed by Jamie Lacher
winner of the  
Bravery in Filmmaking Award
2013 Nimbin Youth Film Comp.


Lights Camera Action

Young People as Film Crew

The workshops provide an introduction to all stages of film production- pre-production, production and post production and hands- on training in equipment use, including health and safety issues.

The workshops  are run on a Cultural Safety basis and work with participant's strengths resulting in tangible outcomes, including raising self-esteem, increased team-building capacity combined with the completion of a short film, able to be shown to family and friends, uploaded to You tube or entered into film competitions. 

The facilitators are skilled at drawing out ideas and stories from the participants and at facilitating the process into a final film. This will include brainstorming, script-writing, storyboarding, camera and audio, acting for the camera, editing and soundtracks writing.

About the Facilitators

Darmin and Paris are both highly experienced Youth Workers, Filmmakers and Professional Educators. Both have taught at a tertiary level as Tutors at Southern Cross University in Media and Mental Health. 

Darmin Cameron is an experienced youth worker filmmaker and teacher and has been working professionally in the film industry since 1990. He has worked on many award winning films including the AFI nominated 

 an Enthusiastic Film Crew

Nearly Normal Nimbin.and the Award winning Cry from the Heart both shown on SBS. He has many years experience working as a Youth Worker in the Youth and Family Support sector and is a qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor and has a Masters Degree in Indigenous Studies from SCU. Darmin has run a number of Youth Film workshops for Youth Connections North Coast and is the creator and organiser of the Nimbin Youth Film Comp. Darmin was a finalist in the Southern Cross University outstanding Alumnus of the Year 2011 for his achievements and leadership in the mental health feild.

Paris Naday has  many years experience working with Youth and technologies. Paris developed and facilitated the Rainbow Lane Multi-media Youth Project in association with the NSW Health Department’s Drug Action Strategy and  Nimbin Central School for youth at risk  as well as co-ordinating the Nimbin Multimedia Youth Club involving regular after school multimedia workshops in partnership with Links to Learning and the Nimbin Community Technology Centre.  Paris has a Bachelor of Film Production, a Graduate Diploma in IT and is a qualified workplace Trainer and Assessor.

Other Requirements


To run these workshops the organisers need to supply a suitable venue, catering and access to fast internet.
If working with young people with challenging behaviours a suitably qualified support person is required.


Winners Nimbin Youth Film Comp 2013 with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell and Darmin Cameron

The Peppercorn Project Youth Film Workshops have produced many films in the top 3 of the competition. (photo by paris Naday)