Shot at The Bondi Pavilion theatre, Michael Chan, the brother of Bali 9 convicted drug trafficker Andrew Chan, speaks about the real Andrew and how he lives with a death sentence. A plea for mercy.
2012 / Digibeta / 7 MINS
Director Greg Hatton
Director of Photography Christian Willis
Producer Greg Hatton
Screenwriter Greg Hatton
Editor Nash Edgerton
Principal Cast Michael Chan, Andrew Chan, Julian McMahon, Myuran Sukumaran
Please sign the Mercy Campaign petition:
Andrew and Myuran, two young Australians, face execution in Indonesia. They have admitted trying to traffic drugs to Australia. They have exhausted their appeals. All that can save them is clemency from Indonesia’s President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. We ask you to help in respectfully seeking clemency.
“I can think of nothing sadder than a goldfish in a bowl.
Swimming in tight circles, such a lonely soul…”
These are the opening lines of Dreams of Evolution, a poem that features in Kate Toon‘s crowd-funded self-published poetry book Gone Dotty.
We’ve all pondered the existence of a goldfish in a bowl.
Maybe this goldfish will help us ponder our own existence and encourage our own dreams of evolution turn into reality.
“Dreams of Evolution” was a finalist at the Queensland Poetry Festival, Sunday 26 August 2012 as part of the 2012 QPF Filmmakers Challenge. http://www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Writer: Kate Toon
Director: Nick Bolton
DOP: Jonathan Adams
Producer: Nick Bolton
Narrator: Kim Knuckey
Sound Operator: Nick Bolton
Goldfish Poo wrangler: Kate Toon
Props: Nick Bolton
Editor: Steve Fanale
Music Editor: Steve Fanale
Grading : Jonathan Adams
Cast: Hercules II
With thanks to Emma Newman, Jim Hodgson, Toby Levins
I can think of nothing sadder than a goldfish in a bowl,
Swimming in tight circles, such a lonely fishy soul.
With your tiny bulbous eyes, that pine to see the sea,
Longing for a little lover, to share your dull eternity.
All you have for company is a silly plastic weed,
Nothing to look forward to, except tomorrow’s feed.
Some pathetic grubby pebbles form your universe’s base,
I see nothing but depression written on your orange face.
Is your memory so short that this all seems brand-new?
Or is that 18-second thing entirely untrue?
Do you ever go to sleep, in the darkness of the night,
And dream of evolution, growing wings and taking flight?
Such iridescent beauty, you’re the bauble of the sea;
If you were my finned captive, I’d be sure to set you free.
Written by Kate Toon
Published in the poetry book Gone Dotty
The Mercy Campaign formed in Melbourne, Australia and are four lawyers and a journalist, who oppose the death penalty. With the full support of the Chan and Sukumaran families, The Mercy Campaign send a simple message to the Indonesian president: please spare the life of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
For more information and to sign the petition at http://www.mercycampaign.org
Cast (as themselves, in order of appearance):
Felix Gardiner (Thank you to Ian and Andrea Gardiner)
Jasper Gardiner (Thank you to Ian and Andrea Gardiner)
Michael Chan (brother of Andrew Chan)
Brin Sukumaran (Sister of Myuran Sukumaran)
Raji Sukumaran (Mother of Myuran Sukumaran)
Kelly Gamblin (Thank you to Linda and Kip Gamblin)
Written by David Alexander, Adapted by Sam Atwell
Directed by Sam Atwell and Nick Bolton
Producer Nick Bolton (http://www.nickbolton.com.au)
DOP Rodrigo Vidal Dawson,
Wardrobe Dannielle Alexander
Editor Steve Fanale
Sound Design Steve Fanale
Copyright Feverpitch Entertainment Pty Ltd 2012 and MercyCampaign.org
Every year St Francis primary school have a fund raiser and they ask the kids to create something to auction off. Amelie's kindy class all drew (with crayons of course) what they wanted to be when they grew up. This video accompanied the framed artwork and provided some insight into why they wanted to be what they wanted to be.