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Life in Movement on ABC1 this Sunday, 16th Dec!

Life in Movement will premiere on Australian television this Sunday, 16 December, on ABC1 at 10:10 pm.

 

It's part of a fantastic new season of documentaries being shown on ABC, called Sunday Arts Up Late, which kicked off last Sunday with the acclaimed 2012 doco Marina Abramovic – The Artist is Present (some of here at Closer saw it and we can vouch for its absolute amazingnessness).

 

In ABC's own words, the Sunday Arts Up Late program features "some of the finest, most provocative and challenging arts films from Australia and around the world" and we're chuffed to be part of it.

 

So, set your alarms and join us on Sunday night! Feel free to leave comments on the film's Facebook page or tweet using #lifeinmovement while watching and we'll be sure to respond!

 

ABC's blog about Life in Movement

Third Closer Film @ Sundance!

2015 saw Closer's third feature film in a row to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!

 

After 'Shut Up Little Man!' in 2011 & Directing Award winner '52 Tuesdays' in 2014, feature doc 'Sam Klemke's Time Machine' met rave reviews and passionate audiences in the snowy slopes of Park City, Utah.

 

See our new REEL

https://vimeo.com/166679561

Closer Video Portrait at AGSA's Robert Hannaford Exhibition

We love our friends at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and we're super proud to have contributed 3 video portraits over 5 screens to their new exhibition featuring South Australia's most celebrated portrait artist, the wonderful Robert Hannaford.

 

Bryan and Soph spent a few days in the riverland with Robert constructing the pieces, which you can see stunningly projected as you make your way into AGSA's exhibition.

 

The exhibition is FREE and runs from July 2nd - October 9th. Check it out!

Closer Productions receives Gender Matters Funding

Closer is very excited to announce that it has been a successful recipient of Screen Australia's new Gender Matters program.

 

This week Screen Australia announced $3 million worth of funding across 45 story ideas and 13 industry projects from around the country. The initiative is designed to fast track the development of female key creatives, and address the ongoing gender imbalance in the film industry. It was the largest group of projects funded in a single day in the organisation's histroy.

 

Sophie and Bec were successful in their application for the Brilliant Careers program. The funding will allow Closer to further support the careers of their existing female principals and offer opportunities for new talent - including our newest Closer team member, the wonderful Christine Williams, who produced MY BEST FRIEND IS STUCK ON THE CEILING along with Sophie.

 

Committed to identifying and supporting exceptional female voices, Closer's early development fund will allow the company to nurture identified talent and allow women's stories to flourish.

 

Huge thanks to Screen Australia, and congratulations to the gigantic group of talented women recognised by the program! You can read all about it here.

Closer has Two Projects at Good Pitch 2016

The team at Closer is very honoured to have two films selected for the 2016 round of Good Pitch Australia. Good Pitch connects documentary filmmakers with philanthropists, partners and broadcasters to kick start the campaigns of new films with social impact. Since it began in Australia in 2014, Good Pitch has raised over $7.5 million dollars in philanthropic finance.

 

Closer has had two films selected for this November's event at the Sydney Opera House. The first is GUILTY, an intimate portrait of Myuran Sukumaran, one of the “Bali Nine” who was executed by firing squad in 2015. The film is a collaboration between Closer and Maggie Miles at Savage Films, and will be directed by artist Matthew Sleeth and Closer's own Matthew Bate.

 

The second film is WURDURD / KIDS, which is the new film from GAYBY BABY director Maya Newell. WURDURD is an observational documentary that explores an innovative education project that is working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and inequity in Kakadu. Sophie Hyde will produce.

 

The films will be presented at the Sydney Opera House in November, with a view to raise further finance and social awareness. We're so excited to begin work on these important projects with our new collaborators and friends!

 

You can see what IF had to say about the announcment here, and read more about Good Pitch here.

 

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