Life Architecturally follows internationally acclaimed husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan, to discover what inspires their groundbreaking architectural concepts and designs. This intimate documentary observes the pressures of building a multi-story, twin-tower development; revolutionary new schools, one in the shape of an infinity symbol, and the ongoing construction and design of their own family home – which is on the backburner once again due to how busy they are. Plus, they’re part of an international consortium short-listed to design and construct the new billion-dollar Cancer Care Centre in Melbourne. The stakes are high. The vision is bold. And there’s a personal reason for their passion.
Duration 1 x 28 min and 1 x 52 min
Format. 16:9. SD and HD (1920x1080p, 25p, recorded at 50mbps)
Mixed tracks 1&2, M&E 3&4
Completed November 2011
Mago Films / ABC-TV / Screen Australia / Screenwest / Film Victoria / ABC Content Sales
Producer: Marian Bartsch
Writer / Director: Britt Arthur
Narrator: Jeremy Levi
Cinematographer: Peter Zakharov
Editor: Lawrie Silvestrin
Sound Recordist: Bart Bee
Opening Title Design & Animations: Domenico Bartolo & Ash Millot from 21-19.com
Original Music: Tim Count & Keith Van Geyzel, MDS.
On-line Editor & Colourist: Bruce Flint, First Light Digital.
Sound Mix: Hamdon Sound
Stills Photography: John Gollings, Trevor Mein.
"Footage from Grand Designs Award 2010 - Staged by Media 10 in the UK "
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A very moving personal story … It’s a story with several unexpected twists … The film has an assured execution and confidence that I admire.
- Tom Zubrycki, Documentary Filmmaker.
My Uncle Bluey is a deftly structured film that presents a cluster of overlapping stories about family secrets … with a keen understanding of how to order the messy events of real life into a beguiling narrative.
- Fiona Trigg, Metro Magazine.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2009 – Official Competition for ‘Short Documentary’
Australian Director’s Guild (ADG) Awards 2009 – Winner ‘Best Direction in a Short Film’
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards 2009 – Winner ‘Best Documentary Short Subject’
Sydney Film Festival 2009 - World Premiere
Canberra Short Film Festival 2009 – Best Short Film
Australian Film Festival 2010 – Best Short Film
Shorts Film Festival (Australia) 2009 – Merit Award
Revelation International Film Festival (Australia) 2009
Cinefest OZ (Australia) 2009
Wave Rock Weekender (Australia) 2009 and 2010
Flickerfest (Australia) 2010 – International Documentary Competition
Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO – Tahiti) 2010
Mumbai International Film Festival (India) 2010
Heart of Gold International Film Festival (Australia) 2010
It’s All True Film Festival Sao Paulo and Rio De Janiero (Brazil) 2010
DOXA (Canada) 2010
DocMiami (USA) 2010
Atlanta Shortsfest (USA) 2010
Atlanta Docufest (USA) 2010
Edindocs (UK) 2010
Saint Tropez Film Festival (France) 2010
Brash and Sassy's first single release, No Milk For You.
A story of one woman's quest to bring the joy of milk to the world.
Starring: Gennaia Febbraio, Ava Loverock, Guy Kristos, Honk Milmo, Pedro Bossanova and the fabulous dancing Yannick Benoit.
Directed by: Britt Arthur and Leanne Cole
DOP: Dave LeMay
Timelapse: Dan Freene
Edited by: Leanne Cole
Hair / Make-Up: Emma O'Donnell
Udder: Tony Croce
Additional VFX: Chris Frey
Also Sam Winzar, Ben Pascoe, Karina Davies, Rachel Davison, Rebecca Brennan, Nic Savatovic, Nat Eaton, Erin Duncan, Ben Roberts, Ben Lucas, Bernard Shaw, Chris Trappe, Abbe May, Rex Monsoon, Agnes Brennan, Dan Cavalli, Nick Pasquale.
Brash and Sassy will be releasing their single No Milk For You in November 2009 and we thought you might like a taster of some behind the scenes footage of the video directed by Britt Arthur (who just won Best Short Film at the 2009 Australian Director’s Build Awards for My Uncle Bluey) //
Along with the single and video release, Brash and Sassy will be launching a new live band featuring The Brothers Cavalli on bass and drums. //
A candid documentary that explores the sex lives of people aged over sixty.
For a fifteen-minute documentary Britt Arthur covers a lot of emotional ground ... displaying a real trust and openness between filmmaker and participant ... This is such a delicate portrayal, rarely seen in either Australian documentary or feature film. - Poppy de Souza. NFSA Australian Screen Online
17th WA Screen Awards 2004 – Best Short Documentary
IF Awards 2005 – Finalist Best Short Documentary
St. Kilda Film Festival 2005 – Finalist Best Short Documentary
ATOM Awards 2004 – Finalist Best Short Documentary
Canberra Short Film Festival – Best Short Film
OpenChannel ‘Love Your Work’ – Best Short Film
Film Eclectic 2004 – Best Short Film