Documentary Short – Charging the Red Desert – Press Kit

Logline: A filmmaker travels through the outback in an electric vehicle to test the new charging infrastructure. The trip doesn’t go to plan and reveals if Australia is really ready for the new era of transportation. Synopsis: Just 3% of Australia’s cars sold in 2021 were electric, compared to 18% in Europe and up to 77%…Read More

A hopeful ecofeminist ecology in Mad Max: Fury Road

Studying culture at the University of Technology Sydney gave me a chance to explore this iconic Australian dystopia film with regard to some of my favourite topics: environmentalism and feminism. If you don’t mind the academic language, hopefully, you find it as fascinating as I did! Applying an ecofeminist critique to contemporary science-fiction texts can…Read More

Cultural Identity in Films of the Indigenous Pacific

Amid rising prominence of the Indigenous-focused Fourth Cinema, the people of Aotearoa and Pasifika have become influential contributors, creating films that not only provide critical perspectives on their postcolonial identities, but also celebrate their cultures and differences. This depth is evident in the film Vai (2019), which was collaboratively directed by nine Pasifika women, and Taika Waititi’s Hunt…Read More

Dada News

How much faith do you have in facts? This experimental video artwork, Dada News, invites audiences to question modern news media. The work is bookended by a man in front of a screen – a pastiche of Nam June Paik’s TV Buddha, engaging similar questions about enlightenment in a modern age of technology and media…Read More

Women, Warfare and Whispers in the Wind

Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow (2016) Babak Anvari’s debut feature film Under the Shadow (2016) is a spine-chilling allegory of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War, which powerfully adds nuance to the ways women are represented on global screens. Anvari initially faced resistance when he pitched this Farsi-language script, set in Tehran during the War of the…Read More

Homage to the Hall of Mirrors

Eve Cogan’s iterative experimentation with media arts, exploring modern news media. Homage to Hugo Ball’s Dada Manifesto (and his daughter Rosa Menkman) This video experimentation draws from Dadaist Hugo Ball and the glitch artist Rosa Menkman, who works in his legacy. I have “hacked” renowned online news organisations to change their authors and intersperse the…Read More

Hong Kong’s Post-Colonial Identity through Cinema

Almost everyone has enjoyed a kung fu movie, and the films of Bruce Lee are often considered classics, but studying global cinema has made me realise there are more to these thrilling actions than meets the eye. Films can give rich insight into places and identities, and I really enjoyed discovering this through a close…Read More

Cinematographer’s Reflection: Recreating The Haunting of Hill House

A cinematographer may obsess over the most subtle differences of light, colour and framing, but their work has a massively defining impact on films. I came to appreciate this working as the cinematographer on a short university reproduction of the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House. Working through the pre-production, shoot and post-production process…Read More

ABC’s Mystery Road: an Engaging Depiction of Aboriginal Identity in Contemporary Australia

I found myself checking flight prices from Sydney to Western Australia after watching ABC’s new outback drama series Mystery Road. I wanted to fly right into the rich culture and brutally beautiful landscape captured on screen. The series reinvigorated the western genre, adding contemporary Indigenous Australian perspectives and the  breathtaking desert-meets-ocean setting. This collaboration of…Read More

My Video BYO Cutlery Wins Justice Literary Competition!

How often do you use plastic cutlery? This is not a question we often ask ourselves in our gleamingly convenient modern societies. I only began to ask myself this question in the last couple of years. And once I noticed, I couldn’t seem to unnotice. Lunch out with friends – plastic cutlery. Birthday party dinner – plastic cutlery.…Read More