I've always been drawn to truth in
performance and the idiosyncratic nature of behavior. The kind
of behavior that can tip you from a smile to a tear in an instant.
Midnight Cowboy was a seminal film for me; I was devastated
by the film's raw beauty and adoration for fringe characters.
It's taken many short films, music videos and ultimately my feature
Kenny to realize that I am always looking for those kind
of moments of connection between characters in my films, moments
of surprise that can celebrate the struggle, dignity and pathos
of ordinary existence. It's that epic human drama unfolding over
the neighbor's fence, drowned out by our lawn mower, that interests
me - it feels real and bitter sweet.
Jacobson, May 2008
also Press for Kenny page.
downloadable (PDF, 1 Mb) article "Kenny
shoots for the stars", on the making of the film.
(1994, 5 mins, 16mm)
part of SBS-TV collection Five Easy Pizzas
Roadside (1995, 95 mins, video)
Mushroom Records Feature Length Doco on The Badloves
(1998, 5 mins, 16mm)
Rage (1998, 6 mins, 16mm, B/W)
Drop (1999, 8.20 mins, b/w, 16mm)
(2000, 60 mins, video)
Concert/Doco Video, ABC TV
(2001, 23 mins, DV)
(2001, 7 mins, DV)
episodes Footloose, Wheel of Britney, Evil Clowns
(2002, SBS TV Series, 25 mins each)
(2002, 10 mins, DV)
U (2002, 15 mins, 35mm finish)
Looking: The Best of INXS (2004)
(videos "Time", "Make Your Peace")
- Self proclaimed scatologist (2004, 45 mins, Betacam)
(2006, 103 mins, 35mm)
- Making of (2007, 44 mins, video)
Broadcast on Ch 10
World (2008, 8 x 22 mins episodes, HD)
on Ch 10
choice award at the Montreal Film Festival 1995
OF BEST CRAFT AWARD ST KILDA FILM FEST
achievement in video St Kilda film fest 2002.
Highly Commended Asia Pacific film festival
Best Gay/Lesbian short Cork film festival 2002.
Best Australian gay short Melbourne queer film fest 2003
Audience choice award Toronto Japanese film fest.
award 2001 Tropfest Sydney.
Nescafe 2001 short film of the year.
Most popular short Melbourne fringe film festival 2001
BEST FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST SOUND, BEST EDITING, BEST
ACTRESS AT INAUGURAL POV AWARDS
- Self proclaimed scatologist
BEST COMEDY ST KILDA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2004
CHOICE AWARD ST KILDA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2004
Best Feature Film
Highest Box Office Achievement Award
Best Director, Nominated Best Editing
Film Institute Awards 2006
Best Direction, Nominated Best Editing, Nominated Best Film, Nominated
Best Original Screenplay,
Circle of Australia Awards 2006
Best Original Screenplay
Best Director, Nominated Best Film
Association of Australia (SPAA) Conference 2006
Feature Producers Award
Magazine Awards - 2007
Best Australian Film
- Greg Tepper Award - 2007
Best contribution to Victorian Film Community
Visual Software Distributors Association) - Home Entertainment
Awards - 2007
- Retail Title of the Year for an Independent Distributor
- Rental Title of the Year for an Independent Distributor
- Comedy/Romance Title of the Year (Across All films)
See also Press
for Kenny page.
the Lid", by Sacha Molitorisz, Sydney Morning Herald,
Aug 11, 2006.
shoots for the stars", by Bill Dawes, Digital World,
movies aren't dead, they're just sleepers", by Ken Russell,
The Times, Sep 20, 2007.
0437 255 657
to Melbourne independent filmmakers index page
Clayton Jacobson, May 2008