Posted by KB on March 2, 2011
Since the release of his 2007 film, Hammer Bay, Ben Briand has been impressing audiences and critics alike with his creativity and style. Taking on short films, video clips, commercials and photography, Ben has instilled in his work a unique visual approach that’s seen him dubbed “one of Australia’s most promising film makers”. We caught up with him in the wake of the release of his latest short film, Some Static Started.
Covered: dying men, square pegs, scripts and shorts.
KB: You’ve just released Some Static Started, can you tell us a bit about it?
Ben Briand: It’s a short film I made in association with the guys at China Heights. I describe it as a strange nightmare in a hot motel by the side of a highway. In his final moments a bleeding man recalls a reoccurring dream he has had featuring a beautiful girl in trouble. It’s a short film
KB: It finishes the trilogy that includes Apricot and Castor & Pollux – were these films devised as a set from the start?
BB: Not consciously. But there are certainly threads that are consistent through all the works. I like to think of them as different perspectives on the same idea. More...
Posted by Danni Le Toullec on November 7, 2007
We’re back. This time it’s an art attack. We explore the creative hub that is the Semi Permanent Design Conference and some of the artists and speakers at this year’s event. Including the awe-inspiring Tiffany Bozic, typographer extraordinaire Si Scott, Scandinavian design duo Toko, Australian live-music photographer Sophie Howarth and skate photography aficionado Mike O’Meally. There is also a bit on cultish Sydney independent gallery space, China Heights, and a video work inspired by Romance Was Born from our favourite Sydney video artist, Kim Greenway. The World Press Photo Exhibition (who ever said that media and art are not intertwined?) gets a look in.