52 TAKES: TRAILER Director T. Arthur Cottam - 1 min Cottam is a multi award-winning cult US director specialising in bad-taste sex satires and this is a trailer for his clever take on nudity in film.
BOUND BY BLUE: TRAILER – Directors Kate Talbot and David Hawkins – 1 min Australian Sci-Fi feature about three young Melbournians who made an offer by an alien visitor: take one final night to confront your fears, then leave this place forever.
TING A LING A LING – Director Richard Harris – 3 mins Victorian-set horror/murder mystery set in a village cemetery. Did his wife hear the hear the bell ringing? No humans were hurt in the making of this film. Just a few cats.
LOCOMOTIVE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS – Director Oliver Toleman – 9 mins Unusual VCA student doc about the use of psychodrama to help a man deal with his fear of death and being buried alive.
IMPACT – Director David Swann – 6 mins Powerful Australian mini-doc about the emotional impact of fatal road accidents on the victim's families and friends.
SUNBURN – Director Dave Arnold – 2 mins British multi-media performance artist, Dave Arnold, sends this message to sun-worshipping Aussies about the dangers of too much UV.
EMPIRE OF NOWHERE – Director Andrew Walsh – 5 mins A prelude to what will one day be a feature film project, this uncompromising short tells the story of a defiant young man struggling to find his voice in a world of sex, violence and poverty - and day-time TV.
BROKEN SUPERMAN – Director Zev Howley – 10 mins An Aussie war veteran, a loaded gun, two sexy girls and a climax you won’t forget easily!
FRAMED – Director Mael Sevestre– 3 mins Charming and unusual French ghost story filmed on an iPhone and edited on Final Cut. With this image quality, who needs a fancy DV SLR?
INTERMISSION & VJ SET This month’s guest VJ is Angela Barnett, aka PixieAngel, a Melbourne-based video/installation artist. www.angelabarnett.com
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: TRAILER – Director Christopher Kay – 1 min An isolated farmhouse where time has no meaning…this is the trailer for a new Melbourne short, starring Walter Ferronato and Roelene Coleman. Release date: mid-2014.
WALKMAN: TRAILER – Director Zev Howey – 1 min William, a lonely guy in his 50s, clutches to life in the 1980s via his Walkman - the only tangible connection to a fast-receding past. Will he drown in disconnection before someone finally listens?
ARRIVAL: WESTERN DIGITAL PROMO – Director Joshua Hoareau – 1 min Produced while making his eponymous Sci-Fi short, this was an informal ‘thank you’ to the company that donated post-production hardware. First (and only) public screening.
GOING SOMEWHERE – Director Simon Hill – 5 mins British animation about how life is both precious and commonplace.
WITHIN – Director Christopher Kay – 10 mins In this tense horror short, a man believes he is being psychologically tortured by a malign entity that has invaded his house. Apart from Dylan Stipe who wrote the music, this was a completely solo effort by the director who was also played the lead role.
BICYCLES & PICKLES – Director Stephanie Lou Hauge – 45 seconds Boy meets girl meets pickle.
DANS L’OMBRE – Director Fabrice Mathieu – 8 mins Original and superbly executed French short about the life of a film noir shadow that manages to free itself from its flesh and bone ‘Wearer’. The director sourced clips from 56 classic B/W thrillers and combined them to create an original story with the shadow character added to each scene (subtitles).
STILL GREY – Director Robert Jarvis – 3 mins Music video from Final Cut VJ, Atom Bob, promoting a track from Agnes Kain’s new album.
ARRIVAL – Director Joshua Hoareau – 10 mins Currently in IMDB’s top-10 short films list and already nominated for a slew of awards, this new Sci-Fi thriller from Melbourne director, Hoareau tells the story of two bothers who find a mysterious object fallen from the sky that changes their lives forever.
A meetup for the socialites who have recently arrived in Melbourne, but also for those who are not-so-new-in-town and are simply interested in making some new friends!
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Cocktails with Creatives
Each month The Australian Arts Community hosts a mixer event at various bars and restaurants around Melbourne. This event is a great networking and social opportunity so bring your business cards and your ideas! Members and non-members alike are welcome.
This is purely a social meetup for those interested in meeting with arts, design, and business professionals, and of course the socialites of Melbourne!
Just drinks, chat, meet and greet!
If you're interested in meeting, networking, collaborating or simply making new friends with artists, designers, business entrepreneurs, and professionals then come along to our next social gathering and take the opportunity to mix with the raw talent of Melbourne.
Talent from all fields are invited to attend, including but not limited to, dance, fashion, graphic design, interior design, makeup, modelling, photography, product design, screenwriting, network marketing, small business, and IT.