Hi folks. Well I'm sitting in my Toronto hotel on the eve of Hot Docs 2011 – what better time to introduce myself to D-word!
I'm an "emerging" filmmaker (I hope!) from Australia with an interest in all things doco – but especially the observational format. If anyone is interested is seeing a very short example of my work, come along and see my film!
It's called "Something To Tell You" and is screening with "Open Secret" 9:30pm Tue May 3 at Cumberland Cinema 3 & 11am Thu May 5 at Isabel Bader Theatre.
The film is about a guy (Gary) who has struck up a relationship with a woman he likes on an internet dating site. As the time for them to meet draws near, he must reveal to her that he has a severe physical disability.
If you want to catch me during the festival to discuss the film or for a beverage, my cell number (till May 9 only) is 647.961.8639
(I'm here by myself – can you tell?)
While much of my work has been connected to disability in some way, I am
interested in all social/human themes and am currently developing projects with themes such as JOURNEY (our attraction to remote journeys and the conscious/subconscious reason people undertake them at particular times in their lives), and the WORKPLACE (the tussle between the personal/workplace "self" in an age of corporate compliance).
I'm also working on a medium-length observational film about disability and romance (an extension of my HotDocs short) which is due for completion later in the year.
For all those at HotDocs, good luck – hope to see you 'round. For all those who aren't – I hope to see you (virtually) 'round soon!