A portrait of a 19-year-old woman who’s sailed through life guided by a humbling and fearless outlook. With early intervention, Chelseann’s hidden autism spectrum disorder has crafted unique life experiences through her passion for sport and disability awareness. Instead of celebrating what she’s done in life, she celebrates what she can do, setting goals for what she wants to achieve.
Chelseann Osborne lives with autism. She is a fully qualified sailing instructor regularly running both youth and children’s learn-to-sail courses. She describes herself as “committed and determined not to miss out on any opportunity” and her impressive sporting achievements are evidence of her fearless approach to life. Chelseann represented Australia at the 2019 Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi, where she won the gold medal. She also volunteers her time running sailing programs for people with disabilities through Sailability Townsville. Her goal in life is to be the first person to win medals in Special Olympics, Paralympics and Olympics in sailing. To top all that off, she is in her first year of university, studying for a degree in Sports Science.
Robert Crispe is a regional Australian filmmaker who first discovered his passion for filmmaking while studying for a Bachelor of New Media Arts at James Cook University in his hometown Townsville. After graduating Robert relocated to London and worked as an in-house content director/editor before returning to Australia to work in Sydney. During this time Robert worked on commercial campaigns, creating content for iconic brands whilst independently directing music videos for artists in Australia and abroad.
Robert, now based back in Townsville, uses his hometown as a testing ground to evolve his visual style of storytelling and to develop new concepts. Exploring themes relating to home, discovery, identity and the human experience. Robert sees the world through a lens of creative potential, bringing stories to life with an artistic and authentic approach.