March 30, 2015

scum work around here

From the Film Australia Collection. Made by Film Australia 1978. Directed by Susan Varga and Rod Freeman. Explores the attitudes to work of five boys in the Riverwood area of Sydney and their sense of place and community. This film was one of the first to be shot on videotape by Film Australia. A very early portable reel to reel style Sony videotape recorder was used and by contrast to existing film stocks or later formats of video or digital the results are of poor quality. It did usher in a new style of film making however with minimal crew and reduced production costs.