This Choir Sings Carols

Once a year, in early October, around 60 people gather at the City of Whittlesea’s Fountain View Room in the northern fringes of Melbourne to begin 10 weeks of rehearsal for a single concert.

The First Impressions Youth Theatre were provided with a mix of amateur and semi-professional gear. With hands-on training, a filmmaker and artists as mentors and they made a short film about this choir that only sings carols.

A production of First Impressions Youth Theatre and Secession/Films in association with the Community Development/Performance Program, City of Whittlesea.

The producers of this film recognise the rich Aboriginal heritage of this country and acknowledge the Wurundjeri Wilam clan as the traditional owners of the land we had filmed upon.

Duration: 30 mins
Completed: May 2016
This Choir Sings Carols has been completed. However, due to high costs of music synchronisation rights, our film has been shelved until these costs, $10,000 AUD, can be met.


  • Writer / Director / Editor – Andrew Garton
  • Mentors – Andrew Garton, Katherine O’Donnell, Matthew Berka
  • Cameras – Ruwanthi Wijetunga, Aron Raward, Kasey Gardner, Ben Chapman, Tenielle Reid, Matthew Berka, Katherine O’Donnell, Andrew Garton
  • Interviewers – Aron Raward, Ruwanthi Wijetunga, Tenielle Reid, Kasey Gardner


Filmed at City of Whittlesea’s Fountain View Room and Redleap Reserve, Mill Park, Victoria, Australia.

With thanks to the City of Whittlesea, Westfield Plenty Valley and Harcourts Real Estate.

Produced with the support of Community and Cultural Development, City of Whittlesea.