It’s Festival Time in the Festival State. Running with the F theme I could also call it Fatigue Time because, let’s face it, Adelaideans need a good long nap at the end of March. Here at Behind the Screens we aim to inform you all on the film happenings across the city at this exciting time. One of the biggest film conferences on the Australian calendar is the Australian International Documentary Conference, being held at Glenelg from January 27th to March 1st. It’s a place for factual film makers from Australia and internationally to meet, pitch and learn. Caroline Man, manager of the AIDC Marketplace and the First Factual Film Festival (appropriately shortened to F4), came in for a chat about the conference and some of the fantastic films showing as a part of the F4.
UK comedian Sanderson Jones is a purveyor of fine hand sold comedy. That’s right, you can only buy his tickets through contacting him – because he wants to get to know you! But that’s not why he’s here today. While in Australia, he will be recording his travels and exploits as a part of film project and funding himself through the profits of his comedy shows. Sanderson and his travelling companion, director and cameraman Tom Clint, enjoyed the air conditioned studio while telling us all about the show and their impressions of Adelaide so far, including a lively encounter with the Rundle Mall street preachers.
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – The Muppet Barbershop Quartet
“Man or a Muppet” – Jason Segel and Walter the Muppet
“Real In Rio” – The Rio Singers
“Get Ready To Wiggle” – Adalita
“Rome” – The Honey Pies
“Where The Wild Roses Grow” – Alex Burnett and Lanie Lane
Adelaidean Emma Hack‘s ‘body of work’ (now, there’s a pun she’s bound to have heard a few times) is featured on one of the most hyped Youtube clips of the year. She was the woman behind the paint brush on Gotye and Kimbra’s music clip “Somebody That I Used to Know”, directed by Natasha Pincus, which is currently sitting on over 70 million views. The song won the coveted top spot on the 2012 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown and is climbing the charts in the US and the UK.
Jennie Lenman from Streetcast and I interviewed the lovely Emma about her involvement in the music video. Ever wanted to know how painful it is to stand still for 23 hours while someone paints your naked body? Why women are easier to paint than men? Listen below. The second half of the interview in which we get into the nitty gritty of Emma’s personal work can be found on the Streetcast wordpress. Her Fringe exhibition entitled Emma Hack 2002 – 2012: The Journey” is open from February 22 to March 18 at the Fringe newest venue The Big Slapple, found at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Download:Emma Hack
Jonas Rasmussan, Still from "The Haitian Footsoldier". Source: homeforhaiti.com
Tim Standing, of Adelaide film and media company Daylight Breaks, came into the studio today to talk about his upcoming documentary “The Haitian Footsoldier”. It follows the story of Jonas Rasmussan – the man behind Home For Haiti, a not for profit organisation using old shipping containers to provide homes for earthquake stricken island. Born in Haiti and adopted by an Australian family when he was 6, Jonas hopes to use his tradie skills to deliver homes to those who needs them. Tim talks about filming in Haiti and the impact it made on him. Download:Tim Standing
Chrissy and I also had an in depth conversation about the importance of film marketing in regards to Working Dog’s new comedy “Any Questions For Ben?”. We’re not the only ones who are wondering what went wrong and why people aren’t going to the cinema to see this Aussie rom com.
“Lovefool” – The Cardigans, from “Romeo + Juliet”
“Pure Shores” – All Saints, from “The Beach”
“Fear Of Flying” – Dan Sultan, from “twentysomething”
“First Born” – The Mood Club, from “Human Traffic”
“Lit Up” – The National
“Break On Through” – The Doors, from “The Doors”