Fresh as a Peppermint

freshflix1dYou know how some people do something once and then reckon they’re an expert? Well, I worked on the Secret Garden Festival production week for the first time last month (largely painting signs…), and now my mates and I reckon we can chuck a film festival.

It shall be très bon.

Truth is, we’ve been planning this for a while in our minds and hearts, and we thought it was about time we started planning it on paper and in excel worksheets.

We have a website.
We have accepted submissions from all over ze globe through filmfreeway.
We have a clifftop backyard.
We have some strapping young folk who are willing and able to construct a large screen for us (that’s actually Klaus and I).
We even have the red plastic that we’ll use for a media wall, because who in their right mind wants to go to a film festival and not get papped?

But most importantly, we are still accepting submissions of films 3 mins and under.

So it’s happening. Freshflix Independent Film Festival.

Fest your eyes on our exclusive promo video we shot yesterday arvo. Nothing like a bit of bossa nova to gloss over an uncomfortable situation.

Thanks Crangle and Klaus for being such excellent sports.

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.

From the vault: Going for Gold

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With all of this hoo haa surrounding the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the recent announcement that Tokyo will be the host of the 2020 Olympic Games for the second time; I thought I’d post something relevant. And frankly, I froth for the Olympics and our little Aussie rippers going for gold.

Here is a short film Anna and I shot last year shortly before the 2012 London Olympic Games as a part of the Banjacks and Pervis series.

By coincidence it had a few similarities of the 2012 Absolutely Fabulous episodes aired shortly after we shot it. We were jazzed as the eternally hysterical Jennifer Saunders is our creative role model and this basically proves that our minds are one.

Blowing up at the Bowlo

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What a coupla babes.

Righto, so sometimes my mate Prudence Vindin and I like to dress up as old blokes and have a yarn. Today’s vid was shot last time I was in Australia over the new year down at my local RSL’s Bowlo. Keith and Kev, two old buggers originally discovered while shooting Wookie Error, had such a warm reception among our mates that we decided to give it another burl.

Pru and I have been nominated for our Heaps Funny Shorts blog (which contains a plethora of videos such as these) in the Pedestrian.tv Blogster awards. Give us a commitment-free like and we’ll be forever in your debt.

I finally got time to edit it between a multitude of social and less-social engagements and my newly acquired gainful employment which involved a hell of a trip to Canada to get my visa (hurricanes, cancelled flights, lost passports, evacuations, the circus that is Niagara Falls…) but I made it. So the content’s coming out a little slower now that I’m ‘getting that cash’ as an architectural designer, but on the horizon lurks yet another mural, more illustration, and a ton of videos.

From the vaut: Wookie Error

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Right, so just to familiarize you, my vast fan base (which at last count of the followers of this blog are numbering a total of zero but I have high expectations) with the other leading lady in Winning Formula… I’ve cracked open the vault to reveal treasures from waaaay back in December 2012. So not very long ago. Prudence Vindin and I got together under the banner of Heaps Funny Shorts and improv’d some characters. There are a few more unedited to come, like the boys in the image above, but here’s the link to the current 6 vids of the Wookie Error webseries.