Q: What does insect-sex, John Zorn and the Ediacaran Period have in common?
A: The 2014 Adelaide Festival program.
Closer once again collaborated with our pals at the Adelaide Festival to create a series of TVCs and a program launch film to showcase this incredible event. We asked our mate Jonny Elk Walsh to compose a piece of music that would capture the radical flavour of the program and he delivered a strange 30-second masterpiece.
Stay tuned for more filmic-fest wonders involving this woman LOLA coming soon.
We are going to Sundance again! Amazing. Packing thermals, a case of Berocca and snow-proof boots.
Last week it was announced that Closer Productions' 52 Tuesdays will lead the charge for Australian cinema after being selected for the Sundance Film Festival in January. After a stand-out, sold-out Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival, with newcomer Tilda Cobham-Hervey being praised for her riveting performance, the film will make its international premiere in the World Dramatic Competition as one of only twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents from around the world with fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
52 Tuesdays, directed by Sophie Hyde and written by Matthew Cormack and Sophie, was shot every Tuesday for 52 consecutive weeks tells the story of 16 year-old Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) whose mum’s (Del Herbert-Jane) plan for gender transition means their time together becomes limited once a week over a year. The producers are Rebecca Summerton, Matthew, Sophie and Bryan Mason.
However, the World Dramatic Competition isn't the only plaftorm for the project at the festival. The web and smart phone-based companion project My 52 Tuesdays will showcase at Sundance’s New Frontier program, a sidebar that showcases media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences and panel discussions.
My 52 Tuesdays is a collaboration between Closer Productions and experience design company Sandpit. It’s a touring photo-booth, web and smart phone-based project following participants' responses to a year-long series of questions. Participants are asked one question each Tuesday for a year, write their answers on any surface and take a photo of it. They can choose to respond to the question or not and to share their response or to keep it private, ultimately making it an exercise about choice.
The project launched on in October at the Adelaide Film Festival and was commissioned by the AFF and the South Australian Film Corporation.
52 Tuesdays will be joined by one other Australian film at the festival with another SA-shot feature, Kristian Moliere's The Babadook, which will screen at cult programming slot Park City at Midnight.
We can't wait!