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Kim Miles
b. Adelaide, Australia.

BIOGRAPHY:   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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CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   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.

- Kim Miles, August 2017

See also Kim Miles Images

Kim Miles Show Reel 2002-2010


FILMOGRAPHY:

 
 
11 Minutes on Sunday

Love and Death (2002, 10 mins, Mini DV)

Living and Art (2002, 10 mins, Mini DV)

Suzi Wong's Big Day Out (2002, 8 mins, Mini DV)

The Purpose of Life and the Nature of Death (2002, 4 mins 45 secs, Mini DV)

Proportion of Australian males with erectile problems; nearly 40% (2003, 8 mins, Mini DV)

I express my joy through singing and dancing (2003, 10 mins, Mini DV)

An afternoon of death, dying and lethal behaviour (2003, 10 mins, Mini DV)

 
 
A Hesitant Move

I thought I wasn't (2003, 6 mins, Mini DV)

The World Really is W (2004, 6 mins, Mini DV)

The Colour is Blue (2004, 4 mins, Mini DV)

Terra Australis (2004, 4 mins 30 secs, Mini DV)

Everyone else has had more sex than me (2004, 4 mins, Mini DV)

Top Speed of a Rabbit - 72 KPH (2004, 10 mins, Mini DV)

To Master a Long Good Night (2005, 6 mins 40 secs, Mini DV)

Sick to the Vitals (2005, 20 mins, Mini DV)

Untitled (2006, 6 mins 30 secs, Mini DV)

Four Women at a Bar (2006, 4 mins 25 secs, Mini DV)

 
 
Tiger and Dog

When the Tree Falls, the Monkeys on it Will Scatter (2007, 6 mins, Mini DV)

9 Years Since Polly Passed (2009, 10 mins, Mini DV)

John (2009, 15 mins, Mini DV)

11 Minutes on Sunday (2009, 24 mins, HDV)

Funny Guy (2010, 8 mins, HDV)

A Hesitant Move (2011, 9 mins, HDV)

Tiger and Dog trailer (2012-13, HDV)
web series trailer

Melbourne Girls (2014, HDV)
web series

Exit Wounds (2018, 21 mins, HDV)

The World Really is W (2004, 6 mins)
Terra Australis (2004, 4 mins)

Sick to the Vitals (2005, 20 mins)
Melbourne Girls Episode 1 (2014, 3 mins)


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY:

"Punk Surrealist: Kim Miles" by Bill Mousoulis, Pure Shit: Australian Cinema website, May 2018.


Kim Miles, May 2018.

Film Explosion Melbourne

Kim Miles on Vimeo

Contact Kim Miles

or by phone (in Australia) - 0415 177 099

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