"Valtari" Written, Directed & Produced by Warrick Fraser
"Valtari" Music by Sigur Rós
Valtari ~ Sigur Rós: youtu.be/BWEseTywG2o
Valtari ~ Sigur Rós (No title & credits): vimeo.com/48769238
Valtari ~ Sigur Rós (Enhanced): youtu.be/WvZLwDMzp78
Valtari ~ Sigur Rós: imdb.com/video/wab/vi537306137/
This is a simple narrative of the sadder analogies of societal detachment & social estrangement.
Personalised by witnessing the unique & enigmatic, reluctantly dragged through an overworked modern life.
Elevated by the rising inner nature of individual freedom & personal liberty.
CRAZY OLD MAN Richard Lamont
YOUNG ANGRY MAN Jacob Phelan
SOLEMN DANCER Lisa O’Neill
VAIN WOMAN Bonny Blythe
MASKED MEN Joshua Connolly
FORSAKEN WOMAN Rebecca Day
BUSINESS MAN Greg C. Stone
DAYDREAM GIRL Kathryn Lee
MAN Adam Young
WOMAN Kelly Maree Joyce
REVERENT WOMAN Hanna Gabriella Galbraith
CO-PRODUCER & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Kelly Maree Joyce
EDIT & POST
CAMERA & LIGHTING
PROPS & SFX
GRIPS & ASSISTANTS
Thanks to Steve Tasker & Elise Read
Kelly Maree Joyce
Southbank Institute of Technology
The Actors Workshop
COSTUME & MAKEUP
Thanks to everyone for their additional assistance
"Valtari" by Sigur Rós
© 2012. Sigur Rós. All Rights Reserved
Released by Parlophone Records (UK)
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Ben Haig, Eboni Williams & Cindy Foster, Lisa O’Neill, Caroline Dunphy, Norman Price, Rosalind Williams, Steve Tasker, Stephanie Theussen & TVR, Renae Elise, Karen & Russel, Southbank Institute of Technology, Lyn Kidd and the Actor’s Workshop.
Thanks to Sigur Rós for this opportunity and continual inspiration
For my beautiful wife
Thankyou to Sigur Rós for this wonderful opportunity and inspiration to express my art to yourselves and possibly your wide audience.
I am a multimedia artist working from Brisbane, Australia, interested in various mediums and the potential merging of forms to reach an unusual or profound narrative. Due to this, I have ventured into low -budget filmmaking, operating with a growing array of professionals and nurturing alliances with other developing artists. My goals include working toward bigger budget productions with dramatic potential.
With the multitudes of complexities and learning curves of this art form, it has always been apparent the importance of sponsorship, love and support in a creative life and whilst developing any filmmaking project.
This piece appeared to be difficult to assemble with limited resources but tremendously fun to finish. A lot of people were approached to make up on-screen numbers, but we had little trouble casting everyone and gaining access to the shooting space and additional equipment. It was conceptualised to be shot in an old European train station, completely dark with all actors lost in smoke, vague old signage protruding out of the shadows with exit signs and unknown destination plaques to strangely familiarise the viewer. This, of course, was not possible and a theatre space was procured with a similar, but less particular, dream-state theme to be created. A subtle mix of frame rates and flipped footage were experimented with to keep the viewer subconsciously curious.
Prior to this, another project of mine was not developing successfully, so I quickly conceived of the narrative and shot itinerary to accomplish this piece within the required timeframe. It was completed by myself within a hectic 4 or 5 weeks in between other work commitments.
I hope you enjoy the results and are inspired in return.