In March 2019 over 150,000 Australian students went on strike to demand climate change action. They risked their studies to unite their generation, while still doing their homework. This is the story of how young Aussies defied calls to stay in school and organised one of the largest youth-led movements Australia has ever seen, told by twelve diverse students who vlogged the whole thing. These young people shared their stories of who they are and captured what it took to organise a movement. Using only footage recorded by the students, this is their story, this is Youth On Strike!
Rob Innes is a producer with a focus on innovative storytelling. He has previously been named as a “Ones to Watch” by the Screen Producers of Australia. After founding Mashup Pictures, he has produced and directed ABC TV original documentary series Housemates (series 1 and 2), and then creative documentary comedy series What Could Go Wrong? For ABC digital. He has produced director Charby Ibrahim’s short film Bright Lights for The Guardian, worked with VICE Media, Monash University, and recently produced and directed the digital series and film Youth On Strike! with youth publisher Junkee Media which won the Best Documentary Webseries 2020 award at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, and was nominated for an Australian Directors’ Guild award. Rob has also created the webseries Busker Stories that has more than 1 million views on YouTube. As well as working with diverse creatives and developing projects in both documentary and scripted, Rob also works as a segment producer with Thinkative Television on the ABC series The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.