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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 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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