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Vertical Film Festival

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Vertical Film Festival

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

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Camel Roundabout

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Camel Roundabout

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.

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METROpolis

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METROpolis

A timelapse journey revealing a metropolis seemingly devoid of human presence.
Single-channel HD video with sound.

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The Cats of Santorini

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The Cats of Santorini

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.

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Sydney Opera House: Miscellaneous Videos

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Sydney Opera House: Miscellaneous Videos

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.

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Concerto F60

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Concerto F60

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. 

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Carried by the Wind

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Carried by the Wind

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.

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Symphony for All

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Symphony for All

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.

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Stanica Východ (Station East)

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Stanica Východ (Station East)

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.

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High Tide in Tuvalu

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High Tide in Tuvalu

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. 

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Le Violoncelle

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Le Violoncelle

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.

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¿Cuántos Colores?

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¿Cuántos Colores?

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.

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