1. A series of portraits - moments in time with people - filmed on 16mm TriX B&W Reversal Stock.

    Filmed by Gustavo Faraco
    Music by Patrick Nellestein, performed by Patrick Nellestein and Christina Christensen
    Edited and produced by Michael McLennan

    Filmed in and around Sydney over 2010. This was a continuation of work begun by Gustavo Faraco as a thesis student at Sydney Film School, '4 Rolls' (2009 Sydney Latin American Film Festival, 2009 Dungog Film Festival). It was the 10th film in the Secret Film Society's 10 Film Project.

    Where the film departs from '4 Rolls' is that more material was shot overall, the final film being more of an edited distillation of the work. This is the shorter version of the film, edited down for festival screenings.

    Canberra Short Film Festival (Emerging Filmmakers), September 2011
    Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival Curta Cinema (Experimental), November 2011
    Byron Bay International Film Festival, March 2012
    Globians Documentary Festival Halle, April 2012


    For more on Gustavo Faraco: vimeo.com/user8893425

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  2. 4 Rolls is a series of Portraits in Black & White shot in 16mm with a really special camera, the Bolex. Portraits of ordinary people were captured to show all the multicultural and diversity that exist in Sydney, Australia. The film makes the audience reflects about the fact that we are all different people that came from different backgrounds, but aren’t we all the same at the end? Even with all differences! Newtown,Redfern,Waterloo and The city of Sydney were the main shooting locations. Image and music are the perfect combination for this film, letting the audience observe the portraits and feel for those who are in front of the camera. Was a great journey in just a few days driving, walking and looking for common people on the streets. Getting to know all these different people was something very special!

    Produced by Sydney Film School
    Film by Gustavo Faraco
    Music by Patrick Nellestein
    Assisted by Brian Lye

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  3. The Secret Film Society's third production, written and directed by Katharine Thornton and featuring Deborah Martins and Pranam Janney.

    Other crew: Michael McLennan (producer, with Katharine Thornton); Gustavo Faraco (DOP); Brian Lye (camera operator); David Young (production design); Juhyun Pak (sound recording); Aaron Thornton (1AD); Katharine and Aaron Thornton (sound design).

    Editing -- many are credited, most importantly Brian Lien and Katharine Thornton, but also Aaron Thornton and Michael McLennan.

    Filmed in May 2009 on 16mm film (standard definition telecine), early in the 10 shoots. Post production took place alongside the other 10 films in 2010. First screened at 'The Secret Film Society Presents' in March 2011.


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  4. Produced as part of the Secret Film Society project. Filmed in North Sydney on Kodak vision 3 250D Super16. Two takes of the main shot were filmed, the film uses take two. There are no cuts prior to the credits.

    Director / writer / producer / DP: Michael McLennan
    Camera: Gustavo Faraco
    Sound: Andreas Haglund
    Music: Christina Christensen
    Cast: Michael Lipovac, Juhyun Pak, David Young, Kate Little, Lydon Tam, Nicola Mcintyre, Marie Louise McLennan

    2011 Lucerne International Film Festival (Showcase Selection)
    2011 Sandfly Film Festival
    2012 Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide (April 29)
    2012 6th One Take Film Festival, Zagreb (In Competition) (screened in a special version with an adapted end credits sequence to be eligible for submission)

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  5. A documentary about the 10 film project produced by The Secret Film Society between over 2009-2011.

    Dungog Film Festival 2011

    Edited by Karen Crespo
    Produced by Michael McLennan

    With the voices of Michael McLennan, Brian Lye, Katharine Thornton, Karen Crespo, Brian Lien and Juhyun Pak.

    Featuring footage from the films of the Secret Film Society: Why We Trade (Michael McLennan), Carry Me Home (Brian Lye), Pacifica (David Young), Personnel (Katharine Thornton), Liminal (Karen Crespo), TGIF (Brian Lien), Magpie (Michael McLennan), The Fall (Juhyun Pak), Augustine Confessions (Giovanni C Lorusso) and Still (Gustavo Faraco).

    Music by Patrick Nellestein (4 Rolls, Small Things), Giovanni Laniado (Augustine Confessions), Me-lee Hay (Liminal), Hylton Mowday (The Fall), Helena Czakja (TGIF), Christina Christensen (Why We Trade, Magpie) and Camille Saint-Saens ('The Swan'). Used with permission.

    The 10 films will be made available on the net throughout 2012.

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