Reason for hiding: I've been working on a little short film - my first one, so I am both nervous of your reception, and proud of having completed it. I made this one specifically for the 2009 Australian Tropfest film festival but it didn't make it to the finals so here I am, just sharing it with you for the love of low-budget (AU$70) filmmaking :)
But it wasn't all for loss. Blood Brothers will be aired in Plan9 Science Fiction film festival in Hungary in May 2009. Enjoy! plan9.hu/
Special thanks to my husband Glenn Thomas (Director of Photography), my brother Ivan Kurnia (Music Composer), my friends: Robert Eror and Diego Piatta (the Actors), all the FWO friends who helped review the script, and all the wonderful friends and family whose words of encouragement and support helped make this movie possible.
I present to you - BLOOD BROTHERS.
"In the future, the government's Special Intelligence Unit experiments on a drug that enables humans to penetrate the souls of the dying. Only those with the strongest minds can sustain the brain modification, and they become Mind Archivists.
By rendering a state of dying, Mind Archivists cross to the Afterlife and access a window of time between life and death. This is where they gather truth of the human psyche and archive it to the Mind database.
For years, Mind Archivists have served the government and helped the forensics prevent crimes ... until the Jones brothers, the first generation of Mind Archivists, discover that playing with death isn't without consequences."
“Two Trees By The Sea” is a short dance film by Wilkie Branson, produced by Champloo Dance Company in 2008.
At the heart of so many of our lives sits the burning desire to find our perfect partner and be completed. Branson skims the surface of this deep-seated common to explore the longing, loving and loss of something so valuable. On the 60th anniversary of his Grandparents marriage this work is both a celebration of something beautiful as well as a realisation of the sorrow to be left in the wake of its inevitable loss.
For Phil and Anita Branson
As well as love looking, found and lost.
Written Directed, Edited and Performed by Wilkie Branson
Sound and Additional Camera Rob Saunders
Camera Joel Daniel
Bound bark born to bear, their hearts held fast toward the salt bearing air
Limbs lay towards easy looks as soft tempered years nestled to caring crooks
Two turned unto one the pair stood strong
Where roots deep to years stretch on, as arms branch to years as long.
When rain raked limbs to wrick, through days that bear their tears as thick
To days of light where limbs lie still, and sun poured gold on aged cracks to fill.
In day and night for dark and light the two held one
Together two twisted to hold on tight, for the sun settled moment to the long drawn night.
Laced to lash their arms carry years, from the smiles on their skin to their leaf shed tears.
But with each new-year a new blossom grew, with one pure white while another true blue
Two stood two and one, before an ambered aura set the sun
As a seed was sown while they looked on and toward tomorrow a new day begun