One way or another I have always been creative.
At one time I worked part time at the Sydney Opera House while studying acting and I was able to experience many different art forms and see the difference between mediocre, average and great work.
I eventually made a film, was amazed by the artistic possibilities and went from there ...
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I just wanted to create and and didn't have any desire to follow conventional filmmaking pathways ie development, raising money, networking, technical proficiency. I loved ideas, dreams, imagination and just getting on with it.
Kim Miles at work
I thought all filmmaking started and finished with just a camera. I saw no point in following everyone else or being mediocre. I had all I needed to attempt great art.
I always had an outline/structure but within that wanted to create/explore/play/risk and examine human beings. I learnt to listen to my instinct.
I didn't want the actors to act.......sometimes I wanted to look for a truth through artifice/exaggeration .............if filmmaking is pretending why not acknowledge that......push it to to the limit.
I have a punk attitude to filmmaking. I don't believe any of the rules/structures of filmmaking have to be adhered to. Great art is about fresh ideas, new energies. I appreciate all great artists/filmmakers and their individual style and ideas.
I stopped making films 5 years ago after some personal trauma and resulting physical affects, and at the same time I was coming up against the conventional nature of the filmmaking in Australia and felt it was getting difficult to go in the direction of filmmaking I was drawn to.
Kim Miles at work
I started doing some still photography and the subsequent work contained similar elements to my filmmaking ethos...........
circumstances have changed and the desire to make films has returned.
My intention is to explore, experiment, keep it simple and attempt crazy/brave/outrageous/new art.
I outline my thoughts/aims on a blog page, looking to connect with interested performers/artists/technicians.
The Group is called Film Explosion Melbourne.