‘Kindred’ – the first sci-fi film to star Indigenous Australians – Arts Monday 28 July 2014
Join me, Jane Raffan, for interviews with Josh Bryer on his sci-fi short film Kindred – the first sci-fi film to star Indigenous Australians.
The teaser: a cynical young Indigenous Australian and his family are abducted by aliens. Leading them on a breathtaking escape he discovers the aliens’ origins, shattering his worldview forever.
The tech: Kindred has incredibly sophisticate visual effects, and a pace that leaves the viewer crying out for more.
Josh Bryer is the film’s writer, producer and post supervising director. We’ll be chatting about the film’s background and the film-making process, which has been a three year journey. Kindred is his debut film, made in his spare time while holding down a day job in advertising, where he’s an Associate Creative Director of M&C Saatchi, Sydney. Josh’s advertising career has spanned 17 years, garnering him over 50 awards, including 2 Cannes Lions (most recently in 2013), and numerous LIAs, D&ADs, One Shows, and others. He hopes to see Kindred become a feature-length film. It’s about to hit the festival circuit, so no spoilers – tune in for more!
And the music? Well of course! Soundtracks from favourite sci-fi films, including a taste from Kindred’s soundtrack by the Sydney outfit, Smith & Western …
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