Great little interview by Harry Windsor with Stephen Page in If Magazine, featuring my little theatrical trailer up top.
Looks like Spear will have a limited two-week release in cinemas from March 10, before screening on the ABC later in the year. More detailed cinema listings at the bottom of the article. Read More
I'm currently creating a series of photographs and videos exploring single-use packaging culture.
So many of the things we buy every day come packaged in layers of plastic, paper, styrofoam; all to be instantly discarded once we get it home. What we don’t often consider is the effect this has on our environment. A plastic water bottle, or a plastic container for example, has already gone through an elaborate process before reaching the shop; oil is extracted from the ground, shipped to a refinery, turned into plastic, shaped and then trucked to the store. This process - as well as the process of recycling that ideally should follow - is energy, water and carbon dioxide intensive, and takes many months to complete. Not to mention that 80% of water bottles don’t get recycled at all, but rather end up in landfill; by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. Read More
I was pretty chuffed to get to make the trailer for 'Spear' a film by Stephen Page featuring Bangarra Dance Company. I'm a big fan of dance films in general, AND I'm a big fan of Bangarra dance company. It was such a joy to be a small cog in the machine of this affecting and important film.
Spear is the story of a young Aboriginal man named Djali (performed by Hunter Page-Lochard) exploring the space between the history and traditions of his people, and life as a man in urban-Australia. "One foot in each world, a heart in none" as Aaron Pedersen's character Suicide Man says in the film. Read More