Synopsis: a lesbian love triangle precariously set above the stage of a sexy trapeze circus.
My first year (Graduate Diploma) major work at the Australian Film Television Radio School (AFTRS).
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 7 min, 15 sec
Gauge: Super 16mm.
Director - Melvin J. Montalban, Producer - Adam Bishop, Writer - Clytie Smith, Cinematographer - Aaron Smith, Production & Costume Designer - Katie Newton, Editor - Ann Foo, Sound Designer - Jason King, Composer - Maja Petrovna Hilcisin, Mixer - Tim Chaproniere, Sound Recordists - Steven McDonald & Joe McCowen, Boom Operator - Sethy Willie
Cast - Eloise Oxer as 'Charlie', Amelia Best as 'Simone' and Ella Scott Lynch as 'Bella'
Festival Screenings include - Cleveland Film Festival, Nashville International Film Festival, Outfest LA, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Reeling 2008: Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival
ROPE is the 2nd feature film documentary produced and directed by Eric Minh Swenson on the contemporary Southern California art scene. ROPE is a film that focuses on the intricate beauty and and ornate process of rope bondage as art and liberation from sexual norms. The film features Damon Pierce as rope artisan and bondage rigger. ROPE will present an in-depth look behind Pierce's passion as a BDSM educator and extreme performance artist. The film will also provide an impassioned view and joy among both sexes.
ROPE will be filmed in 2014 under the direction of Eric Minh Swenson throughout Los Angeles. For more info on Swenson and other projects please visit his website at thuvanarts.com.