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Jahvis Loveday
Something Deadly
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Jahvis Loveday is an award-winning 22-year-old filmmaker from the Northern Rivers of NSW, his mob are the Dyirbal speakers of Far North QLD, but has grown up all his life on Bundjalung country. He completed his bachelor of film at SAE Institute in 2020, creating over 12 short films and 200 online videos. His short films have won many awards across Australia including the Best Young Australian Filmmaker of 2020, best film and audience choice awards at Flickerfest’s All Shorts 2021. Jahvis’ film BAMA was selected to represent Australian cinema at the Dubai 2021 world expo. Jahvis focuses on bringing to life the first nation's stories of his brothers and sisters and those around him. Through something deadly, Jahvis’ first nations-focused production company, he has created many online video series as well as short films funded by Create NSW and Regional Arts Australia. His most recent short film Bangay Lore was nominated for best director at cinefestOz 2022 and premiered at the 2023 Flickerfest in Bondi receiving the special mention award for Best Australian short film. Jahvis was selected for the First Nations creators program by Screen Australia and Meta, where he went through a three-day workshop at Meta headquarters in Sydney learning about content creation. Through ongoing networking with many organizations such as the rites of passage institute, desert pea media, NITV, Regional Arts Australia and Screen Australia, Jahvis hopes to broaden his skills and bring his stories into the film industry.