07. 03. 2023
Grace’s uplifting and warm spirit emanated throughout the Sydney office
and on-set during her time with electriclime°
electriclime° have partnered with University of Technology Sydney to launch a new internship program in memory of Grace Rached.
After a successful internship with electriclime°, Grace became a Production Assistant with the production house, working on projects for clients such as Durex, Clipsal, Air+, Diablo and Betr.
Her joy, uplifting and warm spirit emanated throughout the Sydney office and on-set, and as an intelligent and talented woman, she proved just how bright her future would be in the filmmaking industry.
Tragically, Grace lost her life while on holiday in the horrific incident in Seoul in October 2022.
Before joining electriclime°, Grace had been a student at the University of Technology Sydney, with a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Media Arts and Production, and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Studies.
The three-month program will give students from UTS the opportunity to get first-hand experience in production and grow their skills as they take their early steps in the industry.
electriclime° Executive Producer Shahn Devendran said: “Grace was always so generous with her time and knowledge, so we see this as the perfect opportunity to keep her legacy alive. We hope through this program her peers are able to gain first-hand experience in high-end commercial film, so they too can build a promising future in the industry.”
Grace Rached’s mother, Joan, said: “Grace often spoke about the countless learning experiences she gained while working both as an intern and production assistant for electriclime°. Her passion for the film industry was evident while she worked at electriclime°. As a result of this experience, Grace was more excited than ever to pursue a career in film production and felt well-equipped to leave an impression on the industry.
“We are humbled by the Grace Rached Internship being awarded in her name and continuing her legacy. We hope this internship has the same positive impact on future candidates as it did on Grace, and in turn our lives.”
After several talented candidates were put forward by the university, electriclime° have selected Jenna Parker to be the first intern in the new program.
“I feel really grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion for film and realise my dream of working in the industry through the Grace Rached Internship Program. I hope to gain invaluable skills and experience through exposure to commercial productions,” Jenna said.
Below is the Director’s Cut of Betr, the final project Grace worked on with electriclime°.
LOCATION | SYDNEY