The films of Bill Mousoulis
(1988, 20 mins, 16mm, color, sound on film)
Produced by Sarah Johnson; Written by Mark La Rosa;
DOP: Mandy Walker; Sound: Phillip Healy;
Editor: Mark C. Zenner; Art Director: Antonia Bruns; Music: Matthew Rees.
Featuring: Craig Adams, Le Thien Trung, Peter Di Dio, Lisa Chambers, Jaki Fisher.
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Genre: narrative drama
Synopsis: A 13-year-old boy comes home from school and goes out. He meets up with a friend and they go to various places together, interacting with various people.
Alternate synopsis: An unassuming and meditative, observational film exploring that dead time between 'schools out' and evening. A film of small moments but big meanings.
Screenings: 11, including: St.Kilda Film Festival, Apr 1989; Fringe Film and Video Festival, Sep 1989; Recent Australian Shorts, State Film Theatre, Oct 1989; Matinaze, Sydney, Mar 1990; "Two Independent Film-makers", Horsham, Mar 1997.
- Funded by Australian Film Commission ($18,365).
is in turn mystifying, confusing and on occasion slightly amusing. Mousoulis'
examination of the minutae of urban existence treads a fine line between
insight and absurdity ..... If Mousoulis has established anything with
his films it's an unmistakeable visual style; long takes with an absolutely
static camera, naturalistic sound, minimal musical accompaniment and a
peculiar actorly direction. There's no one else making films like Mousoulis
but when that feature inevitably arrives and it's about nothing much,
well, then I can't see the purpose for its existence."
- Certificate of Merit, St.Kilda Film Festival, May 1989.