The first half of 2016 has flown past in the beginning phoenix heart focused on various left-wing protest moments, which we have posted below. More recently we worked with Imogen Grist and Bec Sandridge to make the clip for “You’re a Fucking Joke” which was absolutely great fun, although Imogen did all the post her self which was maybe a touch too heroic!
The left-wing protest videos came about by trying to work out what free left wing media would look like and if it could have the impact of centre right media with a much lower budget. Essentially it was a mixed success, because its hard to achieve very high quality on zero budget and because Phoenix-heart hasn’t worked out its distribution strategy or reached its potential audience!
However the process was incredibly rewarding and the strength of spirit of the people we met was incredibly heart warming!
This “Break free” video tried to document the coal port blockade an unbiased manner but also give the protestors a platform to say what they wanted.
This “Keep Newtown Weird and Safe” film looked at a community protesting about violence against “Weird” individuals
This “Reclaim the Streets x Star Shitty Casino” looked at how public spaces may be cynically and hypocritically managed by corupt forces, in this far from sophisticated film we suggest that we should have more control over our public spaces.
Finally some little mood videos about Surfing and Skate boarding featuring Robert O’Hara and Chris Nokes respectively.
Well that was the first half of 2016, we have every reason to believe that the 2nd half will be even more productive!