Womad: part of the Adelaide Mad March cultural grand slam. We’re still winding down from all the excitement of BAFF and Fringe but now we need to get on our best thongs and sarongs and head down to Botanic Park to soak up the Womad atmosphere. If you can’t make it there hopefully our show will give you a little taste of what it’s all about – with a film edge, of course.
Adelaide based independent producer Julia de Roeper started out in theatre production and has found her way into documentary films. Julia’s most recent work, Magic Harvest, directed by Jeni Lee, documents a community garden project in the Onkaparinga Council, popularised in the book “One Magic Square” by Lolo Houbein. She spoke to Chrissy about her journey from theatre to screen, the training she did to get there and what it’s like to be an independent producer.
Murundak – Songs of Freedom, a film that follows the journey of The Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia’s finest Aboriginal musicians, as they take to the road with their songs of struggle, resistance and freedom. Co-Director and cinematographer Rhys Graham joined Radio Adelaide Breakfast’s Catherine Zengerer to talk about his invovlment in the project.
The Lost Thing, co-directed by Shaun Tan based on his picture book and narrated by Tim Minchin, won the Academy Award for best Animated Short last month. Before this it cleaned up at various Australian award shows and at the Annecy Film Festival in France. In this interview, recorded before his win, Shaun Tan talks about the long development process of going from picture book to the screen and how he anticipates the nomination may change his career.
And talking about The Lost Thing … it’s being screened at the Clare Valley Film Festival. And you know what else about CVFF? Behind the Screens will be broadcasting LIVE from Blyth on Saturday 26th March from 2pm to 5pm. Along with Arts Breakfast’s Cath Keanneally and station manager Deb Welch, we’ll be bringing a little but of the fest right to you.
We had our first competition today – live on air and online. Congratulations to Deb, Gul, Roz, Fiona and Robyn who all scored a double pass to see Swedish film “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest”!
“Letter” – Dan Sultan
“Sometimes The Stars” – The Audreys, featured in the animated clip of the same name (dir. Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment)
“Rise Up” – Escatology
“Vegephone (Carrot)” – Adam Page
“Black Death 1349” – The Middle East