Celebrated at film festivals around the world, Dry Winter will have a special screening for Flinders students. Kick off the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts with us, see one of the most outstanding films produced in a university screen production in recent years and take the opportunity to chat with the Dry Winter filmmakers.
Flinders’ Senior Screen Lecturer Dr Nicholas Godfrey says we are in for a treat, “Students will be able to attend a special screening of this critically acclaimed feature film, which was produced in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) program, and which has gone on to be screened at major film festivals both nationally and internationally”.
Behind the scenes of Dry Winter
5 students from the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) worked on the film in various crew roles – director, writer, producer, cinematographer/editor and production designer.
Director and alumni Kyle Davis tells us about the creative process behind Dry Winter, “There was a certain type of movie we all wanted to make and it just happened that we were all together at the right time. We wanted to explore a new methodology and push ourselves to make something larger scale”.
Following the life of a young couple living in a small town in regional South Australia, Dry Winter takes on a poetic semi-documentary mode, and was made with non-professional performers on location in Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula.
“It’s the type of film I would find interesting if I saw it around. It’s very South Australian and hopefully, it’s around for a while. It’ll be interesting to look back on in the future.
“We all had our separate roles, but it was a very collaborative process with everyone in on it right up until the end. The only break from this was a month or so when Bridget McDonald, the screenwriter, took all the notes and discussions and wrote the script on her own.”
Immerse yourself in the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts
With special events ranging from the Drama Student Showcase: be/coming and a Floor Talk at Flinders University Museum of Art to a Virtual Production Showcase and Creative Writing’s Launch of the book Last Call, this is the perfect opportunity to see the work produced by Flinders students across the Creative and Performing Arts degrees.
Kyle is “interested in seeing some of the new technology the university is offering students in the Virtual Production Showcase and Assemblage event. It’s exciting to think where it could all go.” He’s also hopeful that “it’s an opportunity for people to see something a little different from the uni. Ideally, people are inspired to make their own films and I look forward to the Q+A after the Dry Winter screening”.
Nicholas is also very much looking forward to the 2 other Screen events, the Screen Student Showcase: Sunset Screening as well as the Flinders Film Showcase. “The Friday night Flinders Film Showcase at Wallis Cinema Mitcham will provide a curated selection of film titles produced by Screen students and alumni in recent years.”
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