I keep trying to share my theoretical vision that documentary can be a form of poetry, small but potent, part of life but not a profession, It is not just a cool trick to get around the sentries, it is also a beautiful way of living.
Here is Beau Miles. Since he is a talented presenter he has made the spotlight a few times so you may have seen him. He has that documentary thing down pat, though he could edit a bit more tightly. Let’s just say he has a leisurely sense of rhythm, backed by a good crew and some lovely drone work.
Melbourne born, New York consultant on the global scene Peter Hamilton is a master of summaries and dot points. His latest post is a general summation of Netflix’s dilemmas, with added video, which ultimately points out that Netflix is a substantial asset to the documentary sector, no matter what happens in other content types.
It is seriously worth reading.
Madman is on the sales trail with a pre-Christmas blast about its documentary streaming service Docplay.
DocPlay now has;
- Over 550 feature films on the service, and over 100 documentary series
- A focus on topics including history, politics, sport, fashion & science
- A growing and significant number of exclusive titles not available on any other streaming platform
- More than 30 Academy Award nominated documentaries, and hundreds more with awards and film festival pedigree
- New titles now added twice a week, every week
We are also very proud that over 40% of content on the platform continues to be Australian and New Zealand stories – DocPlay is definitely the home for locally produced quality documentary content.
Perth Revelations Film Festival is slowly accreting a very fine catalogue of (mostly) bent films that can be streamed for free or a small fee.
And one of Australia’s truly classy short documentaries (or fictions if you prefer) was made with a lot more resources than Beau Miles’ part time moving meditations. Judas Collar is now available in full on Vimeo after a determined campaign to crack the shortlist for the Oscars.
What is more, the same site has a bunch of shorts about the making of the film. They are really worth watching.