We are Conjola - Our fire, our story.
A Bushfire documentary.
NYE 2019. Director and film maker Anthony Ash Brennan lost his house in the Conjola Park Bushfire which nearly killed his brother and many others who stayed to fight. From a Perth hotel room Ash saw the first image of what used to be his house in the background of a news report.
After almost being wiped off the map, a traumatised community waited for help. But it never came. Conjola was abandoned and left for dead. Local artists then started creating. They needed to heal. It gave the community hope and solidified their journey to recovery, together. Ash hopes that this film will be part of that recovery.
Hired Gun TV
Hired Gun TV was established in the year 2000 by Australian filmmaker Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Ash spent his days working at Network Ten in Sydney, while moonlighting as a musician in several popular hard-rock bands. His combined music and television skills led to him becoming a Senior Producer with MTV Australia and producing, shooting and editing music videos for numerous bands. Ash honed his storytelling and filmmaking skills by producing, directing and editing short films such as ‘The Conlon’ and ‘Getting Real’. Influenced by the legendary documentarian, John Pilger, in more recent years Ash has started creating political content.
He is a passionate supporter of Australian Indigenous rights and works with the indigenous community, telling their stories through his lens. When friends in a Sydney punk band told Ash of their plans to hold a benefit concert for West Papua, Ash saw the perfect opportunity to combine his music and political interests with his filmmaking skills.
His 30 year TV career has seen him travel the globe, working at the worlds biggest sporting events. Football, Cricket and Rugby World Cups, Summer and Winter Olympics as a producer and editor.