https://player.vimeo.com/video/170725982 After two successful years on the LGBT Festival circuit, I'm proud to share our film with all of you. It features the beautiful music of Thea Hilberts, the stunning cinematography of Paul Leeming, and the extraordinary performances by Qyoko Kudo and Tomoko Hayakawa. And I was the Director x Writer (plus it's inspired by … Continue reading My award-winning short film “Silence” is now available on VIMEO
Backroads (1976) Classic Review by Hamish Downie https://www.ozflix.tv/#!/browse/film/2790/backroads Recently, Ozflix, Australia’s answer to Netflix opened for business. It promised every Australian film ever a kind of commercial library or preservation society. And perhaps someday, if they are successful enough, they may be able to deliver on the promise. But, for now, there is a limited … Continue reading Backroads (1976) – Cult Classic Review
Hello readers, It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been busy promoting my short film, "An American Piano", which is on the last leg of it's world tour (next stop TIFF Kids 2015). I thought I'd weigh in my thoughts on the ramifications of the "Blurred Lines" case. No, not the issues with it promoting … Continue reading “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso
While I'm not half-anything, I live between two worlds. I've lived so long in Japan that I don't really feel Australian, especially in Australia... but in Japan, I don't feel Japanese. While this can feel like you are rootless, cast adrift at sea without a lifeline. At the same time it is incredibly liberating. You … Continue reading #100gratefulDays Culture Shock
Auld Lang Syne signals, a shop closing in Japan, "get out, get out" - it seems to ring in my ears - but I sit, sipping my drink, ignorant to it's cries, And celebrate the nightly new year. Cheers, to you. Japan. And your mysterious ways.
Here's something to get you in the mood for the season! xx Hamish