Projects

2015

LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, BERLIN

FINALE

Finale is a short film that follows one man’s journey to the silver screen alongside senior marching ladies, motorcycle clubs, a community orchestra and primary school students.

Finale merges the essence of a musical with contributions from a diverse range of local community groups located in the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, Australia. The nostalgia associated with Drive In Cinemas unfolds alongside the local wild natural landscapes to create a journey of longing and commitment. Finale is a surreal portrait of a community merged and our desire for that one moment of fame.

Inspired by and starring local hero Evan Knoble and co-starring Rosebud Astral Theatre Society, Dromana Senior Citizens’ Marching Ladies, Frankston Orchestra, Mornington Peninsula Chorale, Peninsula Youth Music Society, Kunyung Primary School, Ulysses Club (Mornington Wanderers & Two Bays Branches).

It was filmed across the Mornington Peninsula with the support of local businesses The Dromana Drive In, Flinders Cove Motel, Boys on Seats, Earimil Gardens, Sunny Ridge Farm, Dromana Senior Citizens’ Centre, Rosebud Memorial Hall, Kunyung Primary School, Dromana Senior Citizens’ Centre and Kananook Primary School

Finale was created by Aphids with its key artists collaboratively writing, creating and producing the work.

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

PARIS

LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, PARIS 2014
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
4 December, 2014

DROMANA

THE DRIVE-IN PROJECT
Dromana Drive-In.
1 February, 2014

SCREENING WITH STARSTRUCK An Audacious 80s New Wave Musical and Australian cult classic from Director Gilliam Armstrong.

VIDEO SHORTS Curated by Jared Davis from artists Bindi Cole, Emile Zile, Geoffrey O’Connor, Tristan Jalleh and Zonk Vision.

MELBOURNE

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW SCREEN RESIDENCY
Fed Square Big Screen
14 November, 2014

CREDITS

Directed by: Willoh S.Weiland
Written and Created by Aphids Elizabeth Dunn, Lara Thoms, Tristan Meecham, Willoh S.Weiland, Martyn Coutts
Cinematography-  Andy Lane
Music Composition – Kelly Ryall
Art Direction – Lz Dunn and Lara Thoms
Performance Direction – Tristan Meecham
Producer – Rosemary Joy
Production Manager – Tom Webster

FINALE and The Drive-In Project was supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Besen Family Foundation

LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, BERLIN
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Finale film stills By Andy Lane

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.