The films of Bill Mousoulis
(1996, 8 mins, Super-8, color, sound on film)
DOP: Mark C. Zenner
Featuring: Bill Mousoulis (and V/O)
Genre: narrative drama / diary
Synopsis: A short fiction in the mode of a 'diary', a film-maker's thoughts and feelings regarding his failure to obtain funding for his films.
Available on DVD for purchase as part of
Creative synopsis: Naked. High Hopes. Bleak Moments. Life is Sweet.
Screenings: 5, including: Melbourne International Film Festival (selected, but withdrawn by me - see catalogue entry below), Aug 1996; Naked 8, 9th Melbourne Super-8 Film Festival, Oct 1996.
"A dark comedy
with Bill Mousoulis as a whining effete film-maker who is trying to reconcile
his feelings of envy for his more successful peers. Suffering funding
knock-backs and personal rejection he grasps the nettle with insights
like "oh well". Bitter that his great artistic vision "I am Rossellini
and 70's TV" has not caught on, he is left to lament that he didn't really
want to be famous anyway. Besides, failure Makes Me Stronger. A
courageous and confronting comedy. Well I think it's a comedy."