THE NEW WORLD

3-Channel Video, 23 min
2021

 

Staff undergo training in a dystopian gated institution: a sinister-kitsch world of power, punishment and feeling.

 

I created this film after working in a high-security prison, using an imaginary new world to express the most tormenting and human moments I experienced.

MUSIC BY Zoë Barry + Jed Palmer

DIRECTOR OF PHOTGRAPHY Isaac Carné

SET DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION James Haliburton

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Laura Carthew

EDITORS Sarah Saw + Delaney Murphy

FIRST ASSIST CAM Sophie Townsend

SECOND ASSIST CAM Joaquim Bel

THIRD ASSIST CAM James Morgan

VISUAL EFFECTS Drew Moden,

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE Alex Dalmau, Joel Dirt, Andrew Hyuin, Harrison Kewlie, Nick Lekakis, Diane Mattingley, Trevor Mattingley, Arlo McKimm, Phuong Ngo, Madeleine Peters, Roser Pie, Amy Powell, Greg Tantram, Mic Porter + Regina Veililla.

ACTORS Matthew Borg, Ngatapuna David, Kerri Gannan, Katherine Grinlaw, Laurence Hewson, Joby Houghton, Ratnam Kodali, Sophie Mattingley, Michelle Meilak, Miles Mizzi-Meilak, Jeff O'Toole, Steven Rhall, Axl Taylor, James White, Hugo + Kenzie (the dogs).


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Also supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.