Empty

Empty

EMPTY

Music, lyrics and video by Andrew Garton Performed by Andrew Garton (Melbourne), Cesare Cassarino (Johannesburg), Roy MacGregor (Cape Town), Alex Bozas (Cape Town), Simone White (Sydney), Rachel Byrnes, Kate Chinnick, Tony Nirta and Ian Dixon (Melbourne).

Produced by At Nel in Johannesburg.

Filmed on location in India for Ocean in a Drop, a film by Andrew Garton in collaboration with the Digital Empowerment Foundation.

Cameras – Jary Nemo, Rohit Dhall, Mubeen Siddiqui, Andrew Garton

Special thanks – Osama Manzar, Cathy Chen, Ravi Guria and Jasbir Lohiya without whom this shoot would not have been possible.

Empty is a single release available on https://andrewgarton.bandcamp.com, iTunes and Spotify.

Knowing You Knowing Me

Knowing You Knowing Me

Knowing You Knowing Me

Knowing You Knowing Me was part of Come Dance with Us, community dance workshops delivered by Ausdance Victoria supported by the City of Whittlesea. This project was also supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Two video pieces were commissioned with the intention to document two seperate workshops; Adults – Doreen and Mums and Bubs.

Facilitators: Sasha Leong and Katrina Rank (Ausdance Victoria)
Video production and Music: Andrew Garton

This Choir Sings Carols

This Choir Sings Carols

This Choir Sings Carols

Once a year, in early October, around 60 people gather at the City of Whittlesea’s Fountain View Room in the northern fringes of Melbourne to begin 10 weeks of rehearsal for a single concert.

In Melbourne’s northern fringe a filmmaker, a photographer and a media artist came mentored a small production team of aspirant filmmakers, members of First Impressions Youth Theatre. With a mix of amateur and semi-professional equipment they made a film about a choir that only sings songs about Christmas, a choir comprised of people of all ages, faiths and origins.

This Choir Sings Carols is a production of Secession Films in collaboration with First Impressions Youth Theatre produced with the support of Culture and Development, City of Whittlesea and the Australian Cultural Fund.

The producers of this film recognise the rich Aboriginal heritage of this country and acknowledge the Wurundjeri Wilam clan as the traditional owners of the land we had filmed upon.

Duration: 25 mins
Completed: July 2018

Crew

  • Writer / Director / Editor – Andrew Garton
  • Mentors – Andrew Garton, Katherine O’Donnell, Matthew Berka
  • Cameras – Ruwanthi Wijetunga, Aron Raward, Kasey Gardner, Ben Chapman, Tenielle Reid, Matthew Berka, Katherine O’Donnell, Andrew Garton
  • Interviewers – Aron Raward, Ruwanthi Wijetunga, Tenielle Reid, Kasey Gardner

Acknowledgments

Filmed at City of Whittlesea’s Fountain View Room and Redleap Reserve, Mill Park, Victoria, Australia.

With thanks to the City of Whittlesea, Westfield Plenty Valley and Harcourts Real Estate.

Produced with the support of Community and Cultural Development, City of Whittlesea and the Australian Cultural Fund.

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Stupendous

Stupendous

Stupendous

Stupendous is a short film that describes through movement and observation a group of dancers who ready themselves for a thirty-second performance they will make within, what appears to be an empty theatre. Each of the dancers lives with Parkinson’s Disease.

Produced by Katrina Rank and Paris Wages in collaboration with Andrew Garton.

Dur: 7 mins
More info: Stupendous Website

Forged from Fire

Forged from Fire

Forged from Fire

Forged from Fire tells the story of how an Australian and international community of blacksmiths, welders, artists and volunteers responded to the devastating Black Saturday bush-fires by creating perhaps the most ambitious public artwork and memorial in Australia – a three tonne, 9.8 meter tall stainless steel and copper gum tree – The Blacksmiths’ Tree.

Background

On Black Saturday, 7 February 2009, townships north-east of Melbourne were threatened by firestorms. Considered Australia’s worst ever natural disaster it resulted in the highest loss of life and injuries from a bushfire in Australia. The conditions in which the fires were ignited and burnt were extreme. After the horror of immediate losses, people had naturally embarked on various journeys of repair and recovery. The Blacksmiths’ Tree was one of them.

Production status

It’s taken over five years to shoot this film. Now we need to complete it. Join our efforts to complete Forged from Fire by making a tax-deductible donation. We need some follow-up interviews and the time to edit our story into a feature length film, around 75 minutes all up.

A selection of screenshots from Forged from Fire.

Crew

  • Writer / Director – Andrew Garton
  • Director of Photography – Mike Wilkin
  • Music – Invention in Time, Charles Brown, Neatly Folded Goat
  • Aerial footage courtesy of I-Drone, Brett Chilton and Michael Prinzi
  • Archival footage courtesy of Warwick Page, Quentin Fogarty and Quotable Productions
  • Time-lapse footage courtesy of Barry Thomas
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