Garden Reflexxx

demofilmfestival@gmail.com
Jen: +61 45 2236 419
André: +61 435 611 298

2021



Garden Reflexxx Presents... 

[2019 - ongoing]
A local film event where international headliners are curated with emerging filmmakers celebrating resourceful cinema at Pink Flamingo Cinema.

Past participants have been;

Harley, Jimmy Nuttall, Emmett Aldred, Nunzio Madden, Pia Borg, Oates Wu, Feng Chen, Lily Bennett, Mia Terry, Max Boutwell Draper, Victoria Singh-Thompson, Xnorkpowka, Jesse Kanda, Kenesha "Murdamommy" Sheridan and Wills Glasspiegel, Bentley Brown, Martin Bruch & Reinhilde Condin, Freya Aisbitt and Ellie Bailey, Mireille Eid, Yousuf Khan Noor, and André Shannon, Ray Farkas, Kymon Palau, Kilia Tipa & Jen, Francesca Levi and Mica Levi, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Lily Bennett, Nao Bustamente, Brontez Purnell, Jodie Mack, Drew Lint and Morgan McGlothan  


Movies Movies Movies

[2018 - ongoing]
FBi 94.5, weekly radio segment and podcast featuring guests:
Warwick Thornton, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Jamie Lee Curtis, Courtney Mulvay, Nancy Denis, Lily Bennett, Michael McIntyre, Kate Clere McIntyre, Daisy Montalvo, Laurrie Brannigan-Onata, Hunter Page-Lochard, Hyun Lee, Dr Karen Pearlman, Sari Brathwaite, Leigh Whannell, Soda_Jerk, Greg Sestero, Issy Kahn, Imogen McCluskey, Stefan Popescu, Evie Friedrich, Elaine Crombie, Penny Smallacombe, Cate Shortland, Simon Foster, Alison James, Ingrid ‘Ripper Gently’ Dieckmann, Andrew Haigh, Gaspar Noe, Mandela Matthia, Heather Lenz, Maria Dimitrakas, Freya Aisbitt, Nicholas Wrathall, Brady Corbet, Lizzie Kidd, Wilfred Brandt, Rex Woods, Ben Hackworth, Gillian Armstrong, Ana Kokkinos, Jenny Neighbour, Erica Glynn, Sophie Hattch, Becs Arahanga, Matasila Freshwater, Sharon Whippy, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dylan River, Gloria Bose, Lisa Rose, Jennifer Kent, Baykali Ganambarr, Kim Farrant, Sophie Hyde, Angelica Waite, Victoria Thompson-Singh, Desire Lines, Lauren Carrol Harris, Jared Richards, Selena Shannon, Michael Sun, William Suen, Simon Croker, Dani Pearce, Brenna Harding, Maya Newell, Leilah Weinraub, Desiree Akhavan, Nashen Moodley, Enoch Mailangi, Yolanda Frost, Alex Wu, Ayeesha Ash, Francesca Levi, Keanu Hoi, Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, Anna Barnes, Rainbow Chan, Marcus Whale, Miranda July, Drew Lint



2020

Video Work:

Immortal Memories

[HD] 01:02:33, mono, archival film project
Collaboration with Bhenji Ra, House of Sle, The Gender Centre and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Exhibited online through Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the Transgender Day of Rememberence


Even Cowgirls Get The Blues 

[HD] 00:08:18, mono, fashion artfilm
Collaboration with Niamh Galea and Lizzie Kidd for Ramp Tramp Tramp Stamp
Exhibited at Terminal Six


LandEscapes

[HD] 00:05:15, looped, no audio, video work
Footage by Sione Tuívailala Monū, Chris Green, Annie Schofield, Jemma Rowe, Innas Tsuroiya, Emmett Aldred, Jimmy Nuttall
Commissioned and presented by Knox St Window


Bins

[HD] various lengths, stereo
Commissioned by Seventh Gallery
30 films over 30 nights of April 2020
I. Opening Night, II. Hailstorm, III. There’s A Difference Between Doing And Thinking, IV. Beat, V. Bunker, VI. Grand Paris & Dreams Do Come True, VII Romance Apocalypse, VIII. Supermoon, IX. For Real, X. Meteors, XI. Invade Iceland, XII. Jardins Suspendus, XIV. Sling Ring, XV. Vengeance, XVI. Dark Mother 2D, XVII. Toad, XVIII. Mardi Gras, XIX. Blue Car, XX. Cold Power, XXI. STATE Festival, XXII. Angel, XXIII. Carlos Reygadas, XXIV. Snakes in the Grass, XXV. In Batland, XXVI. Airplane Cemetery, XXVII. Jasper’s Studio Elegie, XXVIII. Bart’s Nightmare, XXIX. Night on Floating Island, XXX. Huge Bins


Dreams Do Come True v2

[HD] 00:02:24, stereo, video shown on laptop
Yousuf Khan Noor x Garden Reflexxx, exhibited at Garden Reflexxx Presents: Talkies Challenge, and as part of Mixed Business at Pari


First Take: In Conversation with Leigh Whannell

[HD], video interview for FBi Radio
Published online through FBi’s Youtube


STATE Festival

[HD] 00:24:22, stereo, video work
Assemblage documentary
Screened at Seventh Gallery in Naarm, Melbourne
Pink Flamingo Cinema’s EXTREMELY ONLINE: Flaming Beauty 


Interviews:

Kajillionaire, Miranda July interview

[by Jen Atherton] (published: Sissy Screens)


Shakedown, Leilah Weinraub interview

[by André Shannon] (published: Sissy Screens)


Curation:

Garden Reflexxx Presents...

M/M (2018) a film by Drew Lint

Australian Premiere for EXTREMELY ONLINE by Pink Flamingo Cinema, supported by the Inner West Council

Worth It!

Resourceful film festival at Pink Flamingo Cinema featuring Harley, Jimmy Nuttall, Emmett Aldred, Nunzio Madden, Pia Borg, Oates Wu, Feng Chen, Lily/Mia/Ma, Victoria Singh-Thompson + Xnorkpowka


Teaching:

Flip//Book: Open and Start 

A free online animation short course for creatives featuring tutorials, interviews, exercises, and resource lists 
Commissioned by the City of Sydney




2019


Curation:


AFTRS Alumni Film Club

Hosted at AFTRS, a screening and QandA with
Erica Glynn, director of She Who Must Be Loved
Samuel Van Grinsven and Sophie Hattch, filmmakers of Sequin in a Blue Room


Garden Reflexxx Presents...

Exhibited at Flowers 123 
Hosted by Dead End Film Festival featuring a performance by Diego Ramirez

The Talkies Challengeat Pink Flamingo Cinema Marrickville featuring Xnorkpowka, Jesse Kanda, Kenesha "Murdamommy" Sheridan and Wills Glasspiegel, Bentley Brown, Martin Bruch & Reinhilde Condin, Freya Aisbitt and Ellie Bailey, Mireille Eid, Yousuf Khan Noor, and André Shannon, Ray Farkas and Kymon Palau  


Last Minute Challenge at Pink Flamingo Cinema, Marrickville featuring Kilia Tipa & Jen, Francesca Levi and Mica Levi, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Lily Bennett, Nao Bustamente, Brontez Purnell, Jodie Mack and Morgan McGlothan


Film criticism, essays and interviews:

Scarlett Johansson: A Tree is Born

Published by Rough Cut Film


Torture the Form: An Interview with Brady Corbet

Published by Rough Cut Film


Video Work:

Cold Power

[HD] 00:03:59, stereo, video work
Collaboration with Gloria Bose 
Screened at Flowers 123, and Seventh Gallery


Kilia Don’t Stop 

[HD] 00:07:32, stereo, video work
Screened at UNSW Art Week 2020, Pink Flamingo Cinema 


Rainbow Chan - Lull ft. Chui Ping & Choi Lin

[Music Video] 
Collaboration with Al Joel, Ash Bell, Maggie Wu, Haruka Sato & Jennifer Poon Premiered on Earmilk


First Take

[HD] various durations, stereo, video essays for FBi 94.5
Sydney Film Festival 2019

First Take: Rocketman
First Take: Joker, Judy and Hustlers

First Take: Dark Arts at AGNSWFirst Take: In Conversation with Jillian Bell
First Take: 2019


2018

Curation:

Pornoagogo with Joe Pol

With a special screening of Vegas in Space and a performance by Miss 3D and The Sopranhoes at The Red Rattler 


Video Work:

D.O.A: The Future of Fashion is Queer (and weaponised)

[HD] 00:03:52, stereo, VR 360 work and installation 
Collaboration with Rowan Yeomans, Niamh Galea and Blake Wilson
Screened at the Bucharest Fashion Film Festival, Chauvel Cinema
Commissioned by the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas and the Australian Film Television and Radio School


D.O.A Behind the Scenes

[HD] 00:07:46, stereo, video work
Collaboration with Rowan Yeomans, Blake Wilson, Anja Brown & William Tran


Lockout Boys

[HD] 00:11:25, stereo, interview video 
Collaboration with Loc Nguyen
Published in Runway Magazine


Hailstorm  

[HD] 00:05:21, stereo, video work
Collaboration with Chiara Garrett-Saladrau and Gloria Bose
Screened at Dead End Film Festival 2019


Huntly - Drop Gear 

[Music Video]Collaboration with Yolanda Frost, Ellie Bailey, Chris Green, Al Joel, Joe Pol, Bianca Tomchin, Elspeth Scrine and Serena Siow,
Premiered on Noisey


Dancing in the Art Film

[André Shannon video essay]
Commissioned by the Melbourne International Film Festival
Published on MIFF.com



2017


PLASTICBEACH
Video work and installation with hessian sacks, beach rubbish, binaural microphones, flourescent lights, tape
Collaboration with Lily Bennett and Max Boutwell Draper
Multimedia install and performance for Vivid 2017


GREENLIGHT

Group show at The Shop Gallery, Glebe 


Sisterhood of the Travelling Plants

Residency with Eleanor Bailey at Oxford Arts Factory Cube


Tweekend 

Shadecloth, butchers paper, tape, sprite, ladder, blue gym mat, watering can, fake cum
Multimedia install and performance with Eleanor Bailey at Tekminimal Art Space


Playground

Group show, instllation and performances at Creative Space 99 with Freya Aisbitt, Lily Bennett, Max Boutwell Draper and Ellie Bailey


On My Mind

Film Festival and install for the AFTRS Library 


Time is Honey

Honey, marble maze, disco ball motor, aquarium.
Installation at Salt Suck’s Times Tides at The Red Rattler



Video Work:

Romance Apocalypse 

[HD] 00:27:19, Samsung 360, stereo
Made in Los Angeles in collaboration with Eleanor Bailey
Screened at The Red Rattler as part of Salt Suck’s Times Tides and at Seventh Gallery


Dark Mother 2D

[HD] 00:36:48, Samsung 360, stereo
Collaboration with Stelly G and Freya Aisbitt made in nipaluna/Hobart, screened at 107 Projects and Seventh Gallery


Holiday

[HD] 00:02:45, mono
Screened in at World Premiere Mykonos Biennale 2017,
Seventh Gallery and Knox St Bar


Invade Iceland 

[HD] 00:01:59, mono
Made with permission from Jake Jaxson
Screened in at PLAYGROUND, Knox St Bar and Seventh Gallery


Laure Prouvost!

Jen Atherton video essay 


Faggot VR (NO!)

[360 HD] 00:04:18, cyanotype, mono
Collaboration with Alison James featuring work by Anna Atkins
Screened at GREENLIGHT


Tradiefilm

[HD] 00:06:52, mono
Collaboration with Eleanor Bailey
Screened at Tweekend


Shadecloth

[HD] 00:02:23, iPhone SE, morph cuts on Premiere Pro
Screened at Tweekend


Fuck You What The Fuck You Looking At 

[HD] 00:47:59, iPhone SE, stereo


Hidden Secrets 

[HD] 00:04:29, stereo

Where Headhunters Wait

Collaboration with Niamh Galea, Rex Woods and Manon Buchalet for Nehma Vitols
Screened at Golden Age Cinema




2016

Video Work:

Snakes in the Grass

[HD] 00:18:52, stereo
Screened at Flowers123, Seventh Gallery and at The Red Rattler


Angel

[HD] 00:03:19, stereo
Collaboration with Clayton ‘Scruffy Clay’ McBride 
and Rex WoodsScreened at Dead End Film Festival 2018 and at Seventh Gallery 


Faddy: I Just Give A Damn 

[HD] 00:15:06, stereo
Screened at The Red Rattler, AFTRS and at Seventh Gallery


Caledonian Road  

[HD] 00:22:00, stereo
Screened at pornfilmfestival Berlin, Diamond in the Rough Cut, The Red Rattler, National Film and Sound Archive at Art Not Apart festival and Shanghai Queer Film Festival



2015

Video Work:

Vengeance

[HD] 00:03:43, stereo
Screened in North America at the Lincoln Centre New York, Winner Best Experimental Film at Montreal World Film Festival 2016, Seventh Gallery


Night on Floating Island 

[HD] 00:12:24, stereo
Screened in North America at Slamdance Film Festival 2018, The Red Rattler, Seventh Gallery




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