Duration: 4'00"
35mm (1:1.85) Dolby SR (also available in HD (High Definition))
NSW FTO Young Filmmakers' Fund.  Directed by Adam Sebire.
SBS Television: Sat 02 March 2013 at 3:50pm, Sat 27 June 2009 at 12.55pm, Sat 18 Oct 2008 12:55pm, Sat 29 Dec 2007 4:25pm & Sat 24 Jun 2006 3:25pm, etc.

Plus numerous festival screenings (see below).
Available for purchase.

We track in and then around what appears to be Man Ray’s classic surrealist image featuring his muse Kiki. Beautiful shapes and silhouettes - including an ancient Greek gymnopédiste - dance serenely in the background. For just a moment before metamorphosis, our violoncelle comes to life to sing us a poem set to Satie’s haunting Gymnopédie No.1. “ Le Violoncelle” is a single-shot micro-voyage into the creative milieux of Man Ray, Erik Satie & Kiki de Montparnasse, and from the beginnings of photographic manipulation to the present era of digital duplicity.

Based on Man Ray's surrealist image Le Violon d'Ingres.

(Premièred at the Art Gallery of NSW and Parliament of NSW, 31 March - 4 April 2004 with films by Polanski and Pabst.)

In official competition, Montréal World Film Festival, September 2004. Screening in St.Tropez at the 2004 International Festival of Antipodean Cinema, October 2004, Flickerfest January 2005,London Australian Film Festival March 2005, Paris Film Festival April 2005, St.Kilda Film FestivalMay 2005, SydneyJackson Hole & Arcipelago (Rome) Film Festivals June 2005)).  

Licensed to SBS Television Australia until 1 Jan 2070 (!) as a filler!

(the above stills may only be used for publicity purposes - all images © 2004)


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General Enquiries 
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August 2004 (Thailand): 


 

31 March 2004 Première (Sydney): 





A New South Wales Film and Television Office
Young Filmmakers' Fund Film

 

 

CAST

Kiki de Montparnasse: JADE ALEXANDER

Dancer/Choreographer: NELSON REGUERA PEREZ

Double Bassist: JESSICA HOLMES
Harpist: LEIGHA DARKE
Principal Starfish: JANE CAVANAGH
Serpent player: IAIN HOY

Contamine de Latour’s poem “Les Antiques”
set to Satie’s “Gymnopédie” and performed by

NADIA PIAVE
with the
SBS RADIO & TELEVISION YOUTH ORCHESTRA

CREW

Production Designer & Costume Designer: VAN JONES

Costume Supervisor: CHRIS HODDER
Art Director: BINH TRUONG
Design Assistant: JOSEPH JERMEY
Make-up Artiste: KERRIN JACKSON
Make-up & Hair Assistant: JULIE SNEDDON
Calligraphic Artist: JOHANNA van KAMPEN

Cinematographer: CORDELIA BERESFORD

Camera Assistant: BONNIE ELLIOTT
Gaffer: PETER WOOD
Grips: PIP SHAPERA & JITH SEN
Rigger: JOHN ST.QUINTIN

LipSync Supervisor: JANE CAVANAGH
Rehearsal Assistant: ELNAZ BAHRAMI
Stills/Playback Operator: ROLAND WILHELM
Violoncello lent by JOHANNA FLUHRER

 

POST-PRODUCTION


Digital Designer: VERENA THOMAS

HD Editing Facility: BEYOND INTERNATIONAL (logo?) 
35mm Kine: TIM TRUMBLE (Dreamlight)
Facilities Liaison: AMY LUCAS (Frame, Set & Match)
HD-D5 transfers: PHIL STUART-JONES
Telecine/Colourist: SCOTT MACLEAN
Morph & Additional Compositing: Adam Sebire

Orchestral Multitrack Recording:
GREG SIMMONS & JACKSON LUKE BAKER (JMC Academy)
Liz Latimer • Glenn Santry • Jimmy Soegiarto
Oscar Nacho Salinas • Adrian Riddell

Pre-Mix Engineer: JIMMY SOEGIARTO
Re-Recording Mixer: TONY VACCHER (Audio Loc Sound Design)

Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No.1
orchestrated by Claude Debussy
(clearances: Boosey & Hawkes Australia)
Recorded at the Sydney Town Hall by
The SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra
(Principal Sponsor: EPSON)
Conductor: Matthew Krel


Violoncello solo: LEAH JENNINGS
French Horn solo: MARNIE SÈBIRE

MANY THANKS TO:-
Nadia Piave • Lyn Jones • Heath Jones • Jenny & Phil Foley
Ruth Read • Dung Truong • Kerry Easton • Su Goldfish
Nalina Wait • Paul Cordeiro • Justine Seymour • Sarah Keogh
John D Johnston • Coline Jubert • Carolyn Johnson
Needeya Islam (NSWFTO) • Lisa Olesen (AFTRS) • Robert Herbert (Art Gallery of NSW)
Jay, Noel, Pat, Eleanor, Ruth and the NSW Machine Knitters’ Association Inc.
John, Wayne, Annie and the Construction Dept at AFTRS
Gwen and Architectural & Antique Elements, Leichhardt
Gerard Schultz and Flame Free International • Maxine Millard and Rose & Heather, Willoughby
Musicians and management of the SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra


AudioLoc • Beyond International • Dreamlight Imaging
Frame, Set & Match • FujiFilm • JMC Academy • Lemac • Neglab

 Producer: FIORENZA ZITO


Conceived & Directed by ADAM SÈBIRE

© 2004

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