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Don’t keel over in shock, it’s a post. you see, this filmmaking business is a duckin’ , weavin’, sleep deprivin’ ever evolvin’ process involving much self justification in the form of filling out sheets of paper, meetings and such. When hurdles are hurdled, you apparently find time to actually consider the processes you go through to create something faithful to the core of your subject that excites the audience and meets the remit you’ve set for yourself. Which is a longwinded way of saying there’s just been NO time to post lately. Since I last posted, I’ve been in Perth and country WA shooting with the ever faithful, and intrepid Dan, who is as willing to lose as much as sleep as I do over this film, and a DP named Andy Commis. Armed with ideas, a bolex camera (thank you Steve) and a Super 8 camera, and many difffering varieties of super 8 and super 16mm film we trooped off to capture many different locations, people and ideas over 10 days in late Feb and early March. We shot regular video diaries on location: these will be eventually uploaded to this site so you can actually SEE what we’re getting up to, as opposed to reading my scrawls. We spent about10 days (felt like 20) in Perth and also Ravensthorpe near the McComb family property where The Triffids made In the Pines. We shot land/sea scapes We spoke to many of Dave’s oldest friends and visited several of his old haunts with them , went down into Fitzgerald national park and to Hopetoun and got up to East Mt Buller, via Culver Inlet. On the way down we shot some panoramic shots of Lake Grace and Lake King: capturing the heat haze over the salt plains. We spent hours chilling our wee mitts off while Dan went for coffee that was the best I’ve tasted in my life shooting a timelapse of Perth at dawn from a bridge. It was ‘character building’: or so I tell myself. There’s more: wait for the video and you can watch instead of read.

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