THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE
(3 min) Australia


THURSDAY 10/26, 7:10 PM (Session 17)

Directors/Producers: Poppy Walker, Sophie Hexter

Description:
The Ghost in the Machine is a performative drawing by visual artist, Jeremy Hawkes. Diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's Disease, Hawkes suspends his medication, allowing the tremors to suffuse his work. With a starkly lyrical tone, Jeremy’s process is a study of identity and pathology in the face of fear and acceptance.

Biography:
Poppy Walker studied documentary filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2009 she established Propeller Pictures, a small film production business dedicated to social justice and advocacy film with clients including: World Vision, HIV/AIDS Alliance Cambodia, Family Planning Victoria, UN Women, QUIT and the Fred Hollows Foundation. Poppy also runs filmmaking workshops for young people in the Clarence Valley as part of the Eyes Wide initiative and is the schools program manager for the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

Sophie Hexter is a writer, stylist and filmmaker. She launched her career at Harper's BAZAAR Australia, and has since gone on to forge a successful freelance career, including a four-year tenure as a columnist with The Age. Sophie scripted the award-winning, four-part documentary TV series, The Closet Tales of Australian Fashion, and in 2014 she co-founded the multidisciplinary studio, H.W Collective, making her dramatic directorial debut with Hitch, which screened in competition at Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2017 and won the Audience Choice Award at Flickerfest's Byron All Shorts. In 2016, her short documentary debut, The Battle, had its world premiere at Flickerfest and went on to screen in competition at over twenty international film festivals, including Oberhausen (DE), Tres Court (FRA) and Bradford (UK). Her short documentary, The Ghost in the Machine, won a Silver ACS in late 2016, and will screen widely in 2017. In February 2017, Sophie was also selected as part of the Screen NSW Seed initiative for her short, Drummer Girl, which is currently in post-production. Sophie has two feature films in early-stage development. She holds a BA from Monash University and an MA from Oxford University.

Contact Information:
e: poppy@propellerpictures.com
w: www.hwcollective.com


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