Laughing & disability : comedy, collaborative authorship and Down Under Mystery Tour

Noonan, Michael (2010) Laughing & disability : comedy, collaborative authorship and Down Under Mystery Tour. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is an exploration of representation, authorship and creative collaboration in disability comedy, the centre piece of which is a feature-length film starring, co-created and co-written by three intellectually-disabled people. The film, entitled Down Under Mystery Tour, aims to entertain, and be accessible to, a mainstream audience, one that would not normally care about disability or listen to disabled voices. In the past, the failure of these voices to reach audiences has been blamed on poor training, marginal timeslots and indifferent audiences. But this project seeks an alternative approach, building collaboration between disabled and non-disabled people to express voice, conceive, construct and produce a filmed narrative, and engage willing audiences who want to listen.

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ID Code: 48647
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Portmann, Geoffrey & McKee, Alan
Additional Information: Thesis embargoed until 14 September 2012.
Keywords: authorship, collaborative authorship, comedy, creative practice as research, disability, disability comedy, disability studies, ethics in filmmaking, fiction, filmmaking, filmic representation, informed consent, intellectual disability, narrative, mock-documentary
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2012 01:27
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 06:12

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