Genevieve Clay-Smith

Alexandria, New South Wales

Teacher, film-maker, social innovator

Genevieve is the co-founder of Bus Stop Films – a not-for-profit that improves the life-ready skills of people with an intellectual disability or who are marginalised by giving them a film school experience. Her projects include the award‑winning Heartbreak And Beauty, a short film about love and loss made by 12 people with intellectual disabilities. Genevieve is using her grant to develop a curriculum and formalise the Bus Stop model so it can be scaled up and accessed by more people in more locations: “I’m proud of the fact that, when surveyed, 100% of past students indicated they had become more confident because of the Bus Stop course.”