Adam is co-founder/director of the Vertical Film Festival in Katoomba in Australia's Blue Mountains. Along with his sister Natasha, he created the Festival, the world's first competition for vertical video, as a platform for exploring cinematic undercurrents that make us think about how we frame the world.
More details and a short essay on the format may be found at the Festival's website: http://vertical.video
Adam made this 4-minute video for Sydney Opera House's Greening the House program in late 2014. It shows how Jørn Utzon’s architectural design principles established a path towards sustainability for the House.
Five short vignettes made for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS), South Eastern Section, featuring people whose lives have been changed by the Service assisting them in their hour of need.
The wanderings of a herd of camels lost amidst the roundabouts of an abandoned desert ‘suburb’ in the UAE. Single-channel HD video with sound.
A timelapse journey revealing a metropolis seemingly devoid of human presence.
Single-channel HD video with sound.
Every year at the end of autumn, tourists and workers depart the Mediterranean islands of Greece, leaving behind hundreds of cats to fend for themselves. To the music of Sibelius'Valse Triste, we follow them through the beautiful, near-deserted island village of Oía on Santorini.
These short vignettes with RFDS South Eastern Section’s Broken Hill staff combine interviews in a rough-and-ready handheld style with the stills taken every year of RFDS staff and patients, both by Adam Sebire.
Examples include Architects of Air’s Mirazozo, Joss Whedon live on stage, an interview with Gotham Chopra On The Future of Comics, Babies Proms’ The Four Seasonsand A Load of Rubbish, made as an in-house recycling-awareness video for Greening The House.
Web videos for Sydney Opera House including Soap, Love, Loss & What I Wore, Helena & The Journey of the Hello, In Glass, The Last Cargo Cult, and I’m Every Woman.
Web videos of performers and performances made between 2009-2011 for Sydney Opera House’s digital portal PLAY> and SBS’s pay television channel STVDIO.
Adam was contracted by YouTube to make the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 Callout Videos featuring members of Berlin Philharmonic and The Sydney Symphony.
Concerto F60 will transform a former mining machine in Lichterfeld, Eastern Germany, into the world's largest musical instrument, to be played by professional musicians and Lusatian locals alike. It will be part of the IBA "Paradise II" programme for 2010, redefining an area transfigured by open-cut coal mining.
Music knows no boundaries. In Bethlehem, Merlijn Twaalfhoven and partners create "Carried by the Wind", a spectacular music performance from atop rooftops and balconies, across the Separation Wall that now divides this holy town.
Why do we see so often see only images of chaos and trouble from the Middle East? The vast majority of its people - as anywhere - simply want to live normal lives. A music project for Palestinian refugee children in Jordan.
The neighbours of the Roma ghetto in Prešov, Slovakia, want to build a wall to prevent Roma children from stealing fruit and vegetables from their gardens. Composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven believes there are other ways to soften the hardened relations between the two groups. With a team of musicians and organizers from Germany, Holland, Poland, and Slovakia he designed a music festival in which Roma and non-Romas performed together. In doing so they touched the tip of an iceberg made of cultural differences and deep-seated mistrust.
Fundraising video & DVD for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Australia's renowned not-for-profit aero-medical service.
What do you do when your tiny, idyllic coral atoll is a few mere metres above the Pacific Ocean, the waters are rising, and your biggest neighbour won’t acknowledge that it may be a contributor to the cause - or even that there is a problem? “High Tide in Tuvalu” gives us an islanders’ perspective on Australia’s relationship with the Pacific in light of the most pressing, sink-or-swim environmental issue of our times: climate change.
35mm film with Dolby SR audio, 4'00".
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.
Beyond the beautiful colours of Cuba’s people lies the changing symbolism of her socialist red, the influence of the Greenback, as well as the political and material colours that tint the world’s most famous cigars. Forty years after Ché and Fidel’s Cuban Revolution, capitalism, communism, and Havana Cigars remain intertwined.
TECHNOMAD is a documentary about “home”, nomadic traditions, their intersection with cyberspace, and what happens when reality goes off the rails and into the desert..