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THIS USED TO BE HERE production in Tokyo

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

I'll be in Tokyo for the next couple of months filming some scenes for my next film, a feature-length, semi-autobiographical fiction/doc hybrid currently titled This Used To Be Here. I'll be contactable through the usual channels; if you're in Tokyo, say hi! A brief synopsis:

2007, a week or two before Christmas. Following a chance encounter, a filmmaker is asked a strange favour by the father of his childhood best friend: as a Christmas present, put his daughter Zoe into one of his films, along with a pair of antique suitcases he'd recently inherited. Declining the favour but obliged to come up with an alternative, the filmmaker instead offers to make a 'day in the life' documentary about Zoe, and creates a gift voucher which she can redeem whenever she's ready for the film to be made. Six years later, Zoe hasn't called. Out of curiosity, he revisits the family to follow up on the film that may or may not ever be made.

This is the film that I was working on when we were harassed by the Australian Federal Police, an incident I wrote about here. Keep an eye on the blog for production updates.

Production Update: February 2013

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

The first half of 2013 will very much be a 'catch up' phase for me, while I tie up loose ends on completed or semi-completed projects that I didn't have time for last year. This includes preparing a DVD release of Three Hams in a Can (with hopefully a screening tour to follow later in the year), and finishing the final touches on House of Blue and No Encore. I'm also hoping to upload Recording Foley online and maybe get that screened at a handful of festivals.

Recently, we've wrapped production on a ScreenWest/FTI-funded documentary called Froth and Bubble (originally Four Wing) which Merlyn Moon directed and I produced. We've submitted a short version of the film to FTI, now we're cutting together a feature-length version. It's about a formerly notorious ex-crim who now lives a quiet life in rural WA, revisiting his past life and ruminating on life, crime and criminality.

Froth and Bubble , directed by Merlyn Moon

Froth and Bubble, directed by Merlyn Moon

In a couple of months' time, I'll be starting production on my PhD film, a feature-length documentary/fiction hybrid currently titled Zoe. More on that soon. In between, I'll be directing some music videos for Perth bands Bamodi and Water Temple (their video for Make My Body Die from One Generation's Tragedy is the Next One's Joke [Heartless Robot Productions] is embedded below). Tis all for now, bye bye.