SCI-FI LIES IN DEVELOPMENT
Thanks to the support of Screen Tasmania, we’re delighted to be developing the show format and a pilot episode script for Sci-Fi LIES.
We hope to commence production on the pilot in Tasmania during Spring, 2013.
The team at Moonshine have been busy on a great project. Palliative Care Australia asked us make a short film to screen at Parliament House in Canberra as part of National Palliative Care Week.
LIFE Before Death to broadcast in 5th country
We’re delighted to report that LIFE Before Death will be broadcast on KBC in Kenya next quarter. KBC is the biggest television station in Kenya, and as the state-owned broadcaster, serves most of the country’s 40+M population.
This follows recent broadcasts of the film in Bangladesh, Jamaica, the Czech Republic and Australia. The reach of the project continues to expand with broadening distribution of the DVD Box Set, especially to university and hospital libraries, and continued grow of the short film collection which has now reached over 250,000 views online. For more results please check out the Moving Pictures Advocacy page.
LITTLE STARS WEBSITE GOES LIVE
The website for our upcoming moving pictures advocacy project Little Stars is now online at www.littlestars.tv.
Little Stars is a series of films about the surprisingly life-affirming stories of children around the world living with life-shortening illnesses. Against the odds, these very special kids are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their families, in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams.
Keep an eye on the website from June for the release of shorts films in the lead up to the project’s long-form World Premiere in 2014.
Moonshine at Asian Side of the Doc
Thanks to the support of Screen Australia’s Enterprise Asia program we’ve had the wonderful opportunity to advance our current slate of projects at the Asian Side of the Doc conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Joining the Australian delegation has provided a terrific opportunity for networking and making new connections with potential broadcasters, distributors, funding and co-production partners. We look forward to reporting back on the outcomes from the event in the months to come.
What is RHD?
Gathered for the Take Heart project from materials captured during our recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa for the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, this 12-minute Short Film provides essential background information on Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD).
Moving Pictures Advocacy
Commemorating the one year anniversary of the release of LIFE Before Death, we have released a new short film in that series reflecting on the results, findings and transformative experience of producing this moving pictures advocacy project.
Please view the film and post your thoughts about the potential of moving pictures to move audiences to action and make a difference.
Thanks to the support of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the World Heart Federation, Moonshine has commenced production on moving picture advocacy project Take Heart.
The project is a designed to put Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) on the global media and public health agendas by creating a collection of films reaching out to the public and decision-makers, communicating the global scale of RHD and the impact it has on communities all around the world through the stories of people living with the disease and those who care for them.
Find out more by visiting Coming Soon.
Moonshine Movies has recently opened a new office in Tasmania.
Based at the historic estate of Curraghmore in Longford, the office aspires to become a hub for ongoing development, production and post-production and we look forward to sharing the space with our collaborators in Tasmania and from further afield.
This inspiring heritage setting located in the Northern Midlands is a short drive from Launceston Airport and promises inspiration at every turn. We hope you’ll come to visit us soon if you’re in this neck of the woods!
Health Activist Awards Finalist
Moonshine founder Mike Hill has been announced as a Finalist in the 2013 WEGO Health Activist Awards.
“Mike Hill has dedicated the last three years to Directing & Producing the global advocacy documentary project LIFE Before Death to raise awareness of the lack of access to essential pain relief medications and palliative care services to millions globally. The short films have reached over
208,000 views & the feature film has been screened over 300 times in 40 countries to over 35,000 people.” Thanks to everyone who endorsed Mike’s nomination!
A Room with a View
Moonshine is in Cape Town, South Africa filming for two new projects.
Coincidentally, both projects are health documentaries featuring children. The first is Take Heart: The Quest to Rid the World of Rheumatic Heart Disease (check out the brand new Take Heart Website www.takeheart.tv). The second project, as yet untitled, investigates pediatric palliative care including stories of children facing life-threatening illness and their families.
Common Ground Short Film Series Wins Award
The Common Ground Short film series has won an Award of Merit in the international Best Shorts Competition for use of film/ video for social change.
The Common Ground short film series advocates for safe, permanent, affordable housing for Canberra’s most vulnerable homeless people and recently screened at Parliament House Canberra and the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
Congratulations for all involved on this well-deserved accolade!
Tasmiania BOFA Film Festival Wrap up
Recently Moonshine was invited down to Tasmania to present Jokes on You at the Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival celebrating fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to screen-based story-telling that inspires positive change.
Jokes on You was part of the festival screen hub where we set up a giant interactive touch screen that encouraged visitors to come over and get involved with the Jokes on You Project.
Pride in our Beer Short Film Wraps
Moonshine Movies recently completed a second short film for Carlton & United Breweries in Queensland and Victoria.
The film provided a terrific opportunity for Moonshine’s production team to further road test its new camera and sound kit including a Canon 5D Mark 3 camera with two L-Series Lenses, a new Miller fluid-head tripod and a Zoom/ Sennheiser documentary location sound rig.
Jokes on You to feature at the Breath of Fresh Air Festival
Next month, Jokes on You will be featured at the Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival celebrating fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to screen-based story-telling that inspires positive change.
Moonshine’s studio director Hamish Johnston will be attending the launch of the interactive event preimere at the Fetsival Hub in Launceston on Sunday, November 11.
Have you download the FREE Jokes On You iPhone App? Well, what are you waiting for??
COMMON GROUND FILMS IN THE NEWS
Homelessness has increased by a staggering 70% in Canberra in the past 7 years.
The Common Ground short film series advocating for safe, permanent, affordable housing for Canberra’s most vulnerable homeless people is attracting the attention of the mainstream media in the lead-up to its screening at Parliament House.
LIFE Before Death picks up its 6th Award
LIFE Before Death recently received its 6th award last month in conjuction with Palliative Care Australia – the Arts & Health Foundation Award at the Australian Business and Arts Foundation Awards (Victoria).
This follows awards from Best Shorts Competition – Best of Show, Prestige Awards – Gold Award, as well as the Accolade Awards, The Indie Fest and Arts Awards.
Common Ground short film series releases
On October 16, the Common Ground short film series was released at the Canberra Museum and Galley.
After a rousing speech by Diane Kargas AM, a full-house watched the film series which was attended by stars of the show including Danielle, Harold, Mike Zissler and Sue Jordan.
A story about Mike Zissler ‘turning bum’ in an extreme CEO sleep-out appeared in Canberra’s City News.
The collection of short films is now available to view on YouTube.
LIFE Before Death nominated for the Best in Show: Video Award
LIFE Before Death nominated for the Best in Show: Video Award in this year’s WEGO Health Activist Awards!
Bliss N Eso DVD Out Now
Illusive Entertainment recently released the long-awaited DVD – Bliss N Eso ‘Running On Air Live’ . It’s an epic production, check it out when get a chance.
Moonshine was commissioned to provide film production services during Bliss N Eso’s Running On Air Tour. The tour was historic and record breaking – with the crew performing in front of 60,000 fans across 14 individual shows – making it the biggest Australian hip-hop tour in history. Read more…