North East Artisans' Gallery Shop has on consignment a locally printed book called “Grandpa Milawa Stories”. The stories have been passed down, and retold by Uncle Freddie Dowling. The book is dedicated to the original owners and occupiers of the land, the Bangerang/Pangerang people. It is beautifully illustrated by Fay Voss.
Three of the stories - Yarraboyn, Mullinmurr and Mundgee -were made into short films by Killer Pig Productions for Wangaratta Council as part of the Bullawah Cultural Trail Project.
Congratulations to Benalla Rural City for inspiring, to Killer Pig Productions' Jake and Sam Bowtell for producing and directing, and to the community members who took part in the making of this thought provoking and wonderfully edited, video which premiered at Benalla's Australia Day Event at BPACC on Australia Day.
'Swamp-Hen Vignette', Killer Pig Productions latest work, is based on one of their comic book character concepts, Swamp-Hen.
I't's 'Bloom City. A suffocating summer night. The White-Tail Gang prepares for another night of orchestrated anarchy'..
Writer Jake Bowtell describes 'Swamp Hen Vignette' as 'chock full of bangin’ action from a bangin’ superhero'. and suggests it will appeal if 'watching an Indie Australian superhero beat down on a building full of scumbag gangsters is the kind of thing that jams your doughnut'.
Swamp-Hen Vignette demonstrates Killer Pig Productions' ongoing development as film producers. Jake and Sam Bowtell continue to challenge themselves, writing, directing and producing short films such as 'Swamp Hen Vignette' on shoe string budgets. Swamp Hen Vignette features only three actors (Sam Bowtell, John Larkin and Owen Maclaughlan) and the old SEC building's corridors and windows, The editing and use of music is skillful; the scene shot through the windows of an adjoining building particularly memorable and the use of graphics in the closing credits impressive..
Swamp-Hen Vignette is fast moving; skillfully edited and makes compelling viewing.
The corridors and stair wells at NEA will never feel quite the same again!
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The Broken River Arthouse
Saturday 12 October, 6 pm
North East Artisans
Ticket Prices: $10
Doors open at 6pm
The Broken River Arthouse is a local, independent film festival that promotes the filmmakers behind the art and provides a fun and entertaining night at the movies. Come along for a showcase of cutting-edge short films followed by a filmmaker discussion panel.
Tickets - Trybooking - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=538260&
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Broken River Writers--October's intriguing workshop with Killer Pig Productions' Jake and Sam Bowtell
On Friday 13th November local writers met at NEA for the second of the Broken River Writers Discovery Workshop series, this time with Jake and Sam Bowtell of Killer Pig Productions. The focus in this workshop was to discover more about writing for film. Having immersed themselves in film production since 2009, if not before, Jake and Sam proved to have much to share with the group.
Jake and Sam introduced us to the story behind, then screened their film 'Slope'. It proved to be a wonderful springboard for a rich and vibrant discussion during which we seemed to switch seamlessly between responding as viewers and responding as writers. While the session included a rich 'film appreciation' element, the writers' process was regularly interspersed and explored by Jake and Sam.
We left Jake and Sam's thought provoking discovery workshop with an understanding that writing for film includes writing for silence; that the excitement of film making relates to its many facets - with considerations about the use of particular actors; sound; lighting and so much more involved in film production.
Thank you Jake and Sam!
Watch out for Carla Gardner's writing about this event on the Broken River Writers' Facebook Page!
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North East Artisans is auspicing the Benalla Shorts Film Festival, with the Events Gallery the venue for screenings at 2.pm and 8. pm on April 8th during the Wall to Wall Art Festival.. .
The inaugural Benalla Shorts Film Festival
Held at BPACC for the first time in late November 2014, 10 films varying in style, length and genre from all over Australia were shown at the inaugural Benalla Shorts Film Festival.. The winner was Venetia Taylor (Broken Hill) who received $1,000 from the Friends of BPACC for her 2 minute comedy Counsellor. Local resident Hayley Warnock received the Benalla Lions Club $500 encouragement award for her under 2 minutes fiction animation Top Delight. Grace O’Brien (Wangaratta) picked up the $500.secondary student award from the Rotary Club of Benalla for Tradition, her fiction film under 8 minutes . Don Percy (Melbourne) won the Friends of BPACC People’s Choice Award of $500 for his hilarious 7 minute comedy Makeover (which later screened at Swanpool Cinema's 'Made in Melbourne' short film festival.)
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Broken River Writers
Wots4Me Benalla Youth
Art Gallery on Ovens
Bush Gatherings -Violet Town
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)