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Leaked from the Librorum Prohibitorum  is Rupert Owen’s new film to be shot this summer in Lisbon, Portugal. Rupert Owen, artist and filmmaker from Melbourne currently based in Europe, has been celebrated in the past for his award winning as well as for his banned work. He stands for movies such as The Film that John Lennon couldn’t make60 Second Relief and Errol Flynn’s Pianist. I was lucky enough to make friends with Rupert during the shoot of Anna Brownfield‘s The Band and am looking forward to our Leaked from the Librorum Prohibitorum being made this summer.

In a journey through Figura, Imago and Allegoria, we’re expecting a 60 second experimental piece. Why 60 minutes? – Well, “It takes three minutes to boil a hard boiled egg and one minute for a soft boiled egg.” – In Germany, soft takes 4 minutes and hard about 6. But of course – it’s all a lot more complicated than that.  – Meet the filmmaker and listen yourself:

Rupert also runs Snuffboxfilms – a great site exploring out of the box audio-visual story telling, cinematic experiments and the art of filmmaking.

You can read more and  support this project for the price of two coffees right here. It’s Rupert’s very first crowd funded project – help to show him crowd funding is amazing!

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This is the trailer for the participatory and essayistic part of the documentary Doing Nothing All Day. It’s a documentary film about democratic education. I am shooting with Munich based artist, producer and director Margarete Hentze. On 3rd of May opens the 3rd exhibition we have for this ever growing super 8 project within Doing Nothing all Day – democraticArts.

It’s screening time. This spring, many of the films I shot in the last years, found their way in to cinemas and/or entered the festival circuit.

Girls Who Smoke has been selected for the United Nations’ Through Women’s Eyes  series at the Sarasota Film Festival, USA. Director Tawnya Foskett mailed me:

It was fabulous on every level.  Would go into more detail but our producer Laurie and I are fried as we had a 13 hr festival day today!  Tomorrow we are going to the beach!

Alice Gruia, director of Rodicas is touring with the Audi Festival of German Films through Australia. After having premiered at Berlinale 2012, this bittersweet documentary finds now its audience in cinemas. Alice Gruia and Leander Haußman, the two German directors traveling with the festival organized by the Goethe Institute, are having a ball. The next screening of Rodicas will be in Melbourne, 22nd of April, @18:00, Kino Cinemas, Collins Street. There’s a Q&A with Alice after the screening. A great interview about the film you can read here: “Best Secrets are Left Untold”

Tomorrow, Saturday the 21st of April, Cheryl Dunye‘s latest film Mommy is Coming will screen on the IFFF in Cologne. Since I’m nominated for the National Award for Women Cinematographers 2012 for Rüdiger Goerlitz’ nicht weit von mir, I am thrilled to be at the IFFF this year for two lovely occasions. Having been sold out four times at Berlinale 2012, Mommy is Coming is touring cinemas in Germany and worldwide currently. – It’ll screen in Munich @Werkstattkino opening the 26th of April. There’s a Q&A after the screening on Monday, the 30th of April. – For screening times near you, please visit the homepage of the film.

It’s kind of sentimental: I love being on set, shooting, telling a story, work with directors, cast&crew. But sometimes it’s oh so much fun when you’re simply hanging out in the cinema, plunge a bit deeper in to your seat in the dark and see the script unfold like  magic on screen. – Movies are amazing!

Here’s trailers of all four films I spoke about above:

Girls Who Smoke trailer

nicht weit von mir trailer

Mommy is Coming trailer
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Rodicas trailer

She first listened to Jennifer Hixson’s true story, whilst cooking. A live recording from The Moth, it played on NPR’s “This American Life”. Hixson’s spunky voice made her put the cooking spoon away, sit down and listen. Eventually, the story touched her so strongly, that New York City based director Tawnya Foskett decided, to turn the story in to a film. – Read where the film took Tawnya here.

As the film hits the festival circuit, we’re glad to announce that it will have its world-premiere in the town we shot the film in. Girls Who Smoke in Asbury Park @ The Garden State Film Festival this Saturday, March 24th. More info and tickets here.

Read a great interview with director Tawnya Foskett about her movie here. Become a Facebook fan of the movie here.

This Friday, 22:15 on the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

Mommy is Coming is a raunchy queer sex-filled romance set in the international melting pot that is Berlin. A take on screwball romantic comedies, director Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Women, The Owls MQFF 2011) adds sexual imagery to her ingenious form of storytelling. Mommy is coming, and boy does she come! Australian Premiere.

… Mommy is Coming in Germany in cinemas and elsewhere on this planet to film festivals…people seemingly are loving it! – Which is wonderful.

Check screening dates in a town near you on the films homepage or simply Facebook-Like us here and stay tuned.
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Prefer youtube and wanna share the trailer there? – Go here to find Mommy is Coming on YouTube.

Having been thrilled about Mommy Is Coming being selected for the Berlin International Film Festival 2012, I found out now that another film I shot got in to Berlinale:
Rodicas’, by director Alice Gruia will have its world premiere there. It was so much fun making it. And so much has happened since. My congratulations to the team and: See you there!
 

How will technical setups change your story? Director Cheryl Dunye and I had a great time exploring this with students at the California College of the Arts, where Cheryl holds a seat as Associate Professor. – Here some images of a feature we shot together, Mommy Is Coming, which will have its world premiere at Berlinale 2012.

 

 

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