Music, Image, Language and Factual Stories The marriage of image + sound is greater than the sum of the two. This is essentially what kick-started my filmmaking. An intrigue with sound and a fascination with light. Exploring the relationship of sound and image in regards to emotion and rhythm (editing and camera movement) has always been a high priority. An aesthetically pleasing shot is something to be well sought after whilst shooting and then used in the edit, sometimes at the expense of all other concerns.
A desire to present stories that are stranger than fiction or that are in some way off beat or outside the mainstream has always been a driving force in my short films, experimental works, and documentaries.
A play on language. Post synced dialogue, foreign dialogue or characters that speak in strange ways are present in a lot of the films, especially the most recent.
- Matthew Rooke, February 2019.
A Ticket to the Rock (1988, Super 8, 8 mins)
Frankie Teardrop (1989, Super 8, 7 mins 30sec)
Warholed (1990, Super 8,
8 mins 10sec)
Step Off (1991, Super
8, 8 mins 14sec)
Onya Teddy (1991, Super 8/Video, 20 mins)
Wheel of Fortune (1992, BVU, 18 mins)
Dis Just Don’t Suit
You (1992, BVU, 3 mins)
The Ergot Derivative (1992, 16mm, 1 min)
Festivals and going
Hi8 & Betacam, 24 mins SBS Doco)
AntarcticArt (2006, DVCam, 24 mins ABC Doco)
The Way He Arrived
Chicken Lick’n (2010, DVCam, 40 mins)
Co-Directed with 12
Angel Cake (2012,
HDV, 6 mins 46sec)
Dingleberry (2012, HDV, 5 mins 37sec)
The Way He Arrived (2013,
HDV, 2 mins 39sec)
Next Stop Seoulywood (2014, HDV, 4 mins 29sec)
Where Am I? (2015,
HDV, 7 mins 18sec)
Best Driver (2016, HDV, 4 mins 44sec)
The Korean Swell (2016,
Matthew Rooke, February 2019.
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