Merging with takayna is a short film produced to illustrate the beauty and diversity of a globally significant region on the North West coast of Tasmania, known as takayna / Tarkine. Home to Australia's largest temperate rainforest, endangered species and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. This film is a collaboration of 21 Australian film makers and artists and is part of the Tarkine in Motion environmental arts project which is co-ordinated through the Bob Brown Foundation to raise awareness for the need to protect and respect this wild landscape. Featuring the soundtrack 'Red Blood Moon' by Melissa Black from her EP 'The Eden Project'.
Keep watching at the end of the film for behind the scenes of the merge.
You can help support the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine through the following links:
Learn more about the artists who have contributed so generously to this film and the campaign:
Executive Producers - Brian and Melissa Stanton
Producer - Riversong Music
Director - Trudi Bird
Assistant Director - Wendy McDougall
Editor - Trudi Bird
Assistant Editor - Scott Bird
Merged woman in forest and ocean - Melissa Black
Woman in white in forest - Lady Longdrop
Eagle woman dancer - Lucy Langdon-Lane
MERGE FILM CREW
Body Painter and Body Art - Orly Faya
Camera Operator 1 - Wendy McDougall
Camera Operator 2 - Trudi Bird
Camera Assistants - Scott Bird and Brian Stanton
Catering - Cabe MacKenzie and Kerry Cetin
Merge painted and filmed on location at Julius River and Arthur River - Edge of the World takayna / Tarkine, Tasmania, Australia
OTHER CONTRIBUTING FILM MAKERS
Dan Broun, Tim Cope, Ignite Digi, Gabrielle Eve, Francois Fourie, Dan Haley, Daniel Johnson, Fraser Johnson, Al Long, Nick Monk, Marcus Morrell, Ella Richmond, James Stone
'RED BLOOD MOON'
Written by Melissa Stanton and Scott Bird
Recorded and Produced by Scott Bird and Andrew Beck
Mastered by William Bowden
Recorded at The Back 45, Erina Australia
Performed by Melissa Black, Scott Bird, Andrew Beck, Chris E Thomas
Trish and Cohan Abbott for giving us their home
Cabe, Kerry, Asher, Sarah, Kat and Josh
Dan Broun for curating additional footage
All Tarkine in Motion Artists
Bob Brown Foundation for their campaign to protect takayna
All filming for 'Merging with takayna' was shot in takayna / Tarkine and all contributing artists are a part of Tarkine in Motion.
For more information about Riversong Music and the environmental art projects we are working on including 'The Eden Project' by Melissa Black, please visit our website, sign up to our mailing list and join the 'Riversong Music Family'.
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