Go Frisk Yourself

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At long last, I present to you the trailer for Frisky.

For the love of all things holy, go and like the Frisky Facebook page. And for heaven’s sake, share the hell out of this video.

When two twenty-something women move back to San Francisco, where they had met on exchange years earlier, their high career aspirations quickly become sidelined by their sexual interests. While wildly crass and charismatic in their public personas, they are in fact fundamentally at odds on many levels. Their opposing beliefs surrounding responsibility and romance, combined with their close quarters while crashing in an acquaintance’s living room, find them thrust onto a fast track to discovering what their friendship is really made of.
Based on true events, Frisky is an honest, tongue-in-cheek look at what it is to be a woman in the limbo years between college and “the real world”.

Written & Directed by Claudia Pickering

Director of Photography Christiana Charalambous

Edited by Julien de Benedictis

Music:
Evils That Never Came – When It Stops
soundcloud.com/evilsthatnevercame/04-when-it-stops

The Outs – Right Or Wrong
soundcloud.com/theoutsband/the-outs-right-or-wrong

Evils That Never Came – Mahmania
soundcloud.com/evilsthatnevercame/mahmania

Frothpocalypse!

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My mates Pru, Emma and I have banded together to make comedy sketches on the regular. We call ourselves Frothpocalypse. And we’ve made a website like a bunch of tech-savvy legends.

Check it out here.

Why are you still reading? You should be at the link above.

In the unlikely event that you didn’t bother to click the above link, here is one of our videos that might entice you to do so:

Stay frothy, muchachos.

Quit yer lion!

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Did you say “GIMME MORE STOP MOTION ANIMATION, POR FAVOR!”?

Can do.

Tropfest, the largest short film festival in le worlde is holding a 6-second #tropvine competition prior to opening for entries for the real deal… and there’s $5k on the line.

Yes please.

After the wild success* of the Winning Formula title sequence which saw Klaus and I become professional** stop motion animators, I thought I should give the method another crack. We found an appropriate dad joke, I printed and cut out a bunch of animals, took a ton of photos, recorded Klaus and myself doing the dialogue then edited it down and… Voila!

If you’d like to see an HD version of the video, click here.

* We really liked it.

** Yeah, you heard. Professional.

UPDATE: My Vine has been honoured as a part of the [official selection] for the #tropvine festival (aka the worlds shortest short film festival!) Woohoo! See all you legends at the festival this coming Wednesday 12 August in Potts point!

UPDATE UPDATE: YOU GUYS, I WON!?

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

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Prudence and I gathered today planning on filming a couple of sketches. Instead we bonded over a mutual appreciation for flatulence anecdotes and spent the rest of our Sunday afternoon taking the comedic high road as we edited together what we believe the Belle Gibson interview on 60 Minutes should have gone like.

Enjoy.

Stay classy, Australia.

UPDATE: Looks like we’re not the only fans of classic low-brow gags… Thanks for being so quick on the uptake, Pedestrian.tv! Check out the article here

UPDATE: Wow. 11k views in the first 24 hours?! What a sophisticated bunch we are. Makes me question why we ever bother scripting intelligent comedy.

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board

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When Klaus and I were being dragged along like a bag of oranges behind a speedboat (?) by Sydney rental market search we had embarked upon, we decided to get into some zen activities to balance ourselves out.

So we painted.

But first, we built our canvas out of timber, then blackwashed it…. then we painted. Then glued and added some of that gloriously floaty GOLD LEAF (like the classy bastards that we are), then varnished it all.

We reckon it’s a picture of the moon.

We did finally find a place (thanks for asking), and as it’s a rental, we can’t put any holes in the wall. So it sits on the mantlepiece, which turns out to be more trendy than hanging it up anyway. So what I’m trying to tell you, is that we are somewhat on point in this instance.

Check out le processé:

You may have noticed this piece in the most recent fVogue “It Girl” video with Andrea Andrësen

Parody Parade

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What do you know about faaaaahshion? Looking at the woman above, do you realise that you in fact know absolutely NOTHING? It’s time for a gobfull of guidance, layperson.

All the rest of our fVogue “it girls” here.

And if you’d like to see our “inspiration”, check out the Vogue Italia Interviews.

Wall paper planes

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Upon my return to Sydney, I was commissioned to do a mural in the Universal Magazines office in Sydney.  Let’s not waste any time getting to the time lapse of the project….

I used tape, acrylic paint and acrylic paint markers (so as not to fumigate the office while they were working).

Now to backtrack… As the client was not keen to have an enormous animal or two sprawled across their walls (as I most certainly would have done otherwise), the concept sketches, (based on the broad ideas of paper, inspiration and spreading ideas) looked something like this (made a gif to keep things jazzy):

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Great. Now my blog feels like Las Vegas.