The huge Cannes film festival is about to kick off so I thought I’d put up a post today to congratulate the young Aussie filmaking trio behind the 2010 Cannes Critics Week nominated short film Deeper than Yesterday shot on an old rusting sub down at Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I’ve seen it and it really is good strong tension filled drama – well shot, edited, everything and certainly worthy of selection! You can watch the trailer here: http://www.deeperthanyesterday.com/
The fabulously talented trio behind the film are Director, Writer, Cinematographer and Compulsive Liar Ariel Kleiman, the equally talented writer, producer, production designer and stylist Sarah Cyngler and the strangely attractive producer Ben Gilovitz (or Golovitz or Golivitz as he is brilliantly referred to in this piece by the Australian – so much for sub-editing). Collectively they work as Stool Pigeon www.stoolpigeon.com.au/, based out of Melbourne but mostly travelling from film festival to film festival… Sundance, Cannes, Sydney, Dungog.
So why am I featuring these guys on my blog – well firstly to ensure I get taken long for the ride as their careers kick on into hyperspace. You see Ben Gilovitz/Golovotz/Golivitz is my cousin and of course, helping out cousins is a good thing.
So when in the past Ben has asked me to help out with still photography for the early films the Stool Pigeon team were making, I was there to help out (sometimes). Not the cruisy submarine jobs mind you. No, call in the cousin for the shoot at a supremely smelly pig farm – nothing like arriving at your girlfriends house smelling like pigsty to get you in the mood… A couple of shots of Ari (top) and Ben (bottom) from that shoot below.
Anyway, I’ll be scanning www.gettyimages.com for the next few days, looking to see whether those sponsored tuxedo’s are getting a workout on the red carpet and wishing them all well as they pursue their cinematic dreams. A shout out too to Edward Housden whose film Muscles is also in the running at Cannes (Ari did the cinematography on this one…).