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Destiny Love

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Destiny Love is somebody I have known for a while and have been supporting what she has been doing may it be her music, which she released an album last year called Home in the Light. I think is a phenomenal album as she can really sing and she has written such inspiring from the heart songs. She kindly let me use of her amazing tunes off the album for the new season of The Parx-e Show.

She can act, have a look at this short film and I know she will keep doing amazing stuff with the acting. I can see a bright future ahead of her with the acting.

She also teachers’ yoga, and she is quite involved in many events in her area. She really is a positive, inspiring person who has a wonderful outlook on life and I wish more people would be like her. She is also an incredibly beautiful person inside and out. To me she is one of the most beautiful people I have ever interviewed on my site. I will always keep supporting this down to earth, a gorgeous, inspiring person. More people need to be like Destiny and to find out more about this incredible person follow these links.

http://www.destinylovemusic.com/
http://www.intimacyguidance.com/
http://www.selfsoundhealing.com/

This is why she is my beauty of the week and why I will always support this amazing lady and all that she does.

Slumberhaze

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Slumberhaze are a great Aussie band doing some good things with a bit of Triple J love. This is what Sash from the band had to say about it all.

https://www.facebook.com/slumberhaze/

1. What was the inspiration behind the the new song and how was it structured?
It was inspired by reminiscing over my primary school/high school daze. I realised how mentally controlling ‘team sport’ is, well is to me. It felt like I was constantly pushed to perform at a pace or level that I may not have been comfortable in, interested in, or capable of performing in. But as I dwelled on it more, I realised there was an equal Positive & Negative intention. An intention of tradition and motivation.

2. Are you happy the way it turned out and what do you hope people will get out of it?
Very, I believe people will dig the vibes and power of the tune, but lyrically, its simple and fast, so I don’t see many people extrapolating much from it, unless they are some serious lyric searchers. However, its just the seed I hope to sow. All is beautiful.

3. How does a song normally come to you?
Intuitively, absolutely. It comes when it comes and its either caught or its lost! I fucking frustrating hearing a dope song while swimming and not having your pad or phone to write it down or spit it into a recorder. Its very fucked, but everything is fucked and everything is beautiful.

4. What inspires you now when writing music from when you were starting out?
The truth. Seeing beyond the haze has been the biggest change in our writing. Writing from a point of love and truth far supersedes any writing from a point of ego and style/fashion/hype. We are dope as fuck anyway (no ego)(maybe a little)(heaps)……

5. How does having Triple J support mean to you guys?
That they are like minded, they feel our vibes and essence and support us. Nothing but thanks there.

6. What to you stands out being the highlight to date?
Everyday being blessed to write more cool and genre defying music. We have our eyes on more and more.

7. Do you have moments where you just can’t write and need to take a break?
What do you think!? Of course. Thats when you either cause drama in your life or go and meditate, quit your job, change country or drink rum on rainy days.

8. What is your long term goal for your music and what do you hope 2016 will play a part in that?
To inspire, to connect, to philosophise, to evoke emotion, to love, to sing, to bond, to be. 2016 is a conduit to more love in the future.

9. What is next for the band?
More love, More Music, More Art, More Question Marks, More Provocation, More Hype,

Michelle Page

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Photos by Patric Massou.

I’ve given Michelle a lot of love on this site and I will keep continuing to do so.  I think she is a phenomenal talent, beautiful, kind and a total down to earth genuine sweet heart.  She has so much talent and she will to me keep giving incredible performances. So Michelle Page is one again a beauty of the week as I love what she does as an actor and will keep believing and supporting her.

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Chelsea Lankes latest tune Bullet is a breath of fresh air. One of the best pop songs I have heard in a long time.  I’ve pre-orded the EP which you can do here.  Chelsea is a fantastic singer as she is a songwriter.

The song before this Home is just perfect pop, every thing about that song is just incredible.

Chelsea is a star in the making.

 

 

 

With these Aussie cats getting  a bit of Triple J play thought it was time to give them some love.  So have a listen it’s a pretty cool tune.

Melbourne duo Slowly Slowly have released this new tune New York, Paris.

17/02 Club 54, Launceston w/Ceres + The Saxsons
18/02 Bakers, Launceston w/ Isaac Graham + Callan Richardson
19/02 The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne w/ Ceres + Guests
03/03 Rics Bar, Brisbane w/ Tai Sui
04/03 Crowbar, Brisbane W/ Columbia Buffet
06/03 Arvo Acoustic Solo Show at Crowbar Black, Brisbane
02/04 The Workers Club, Melbourne w/ Flower + Worm + Space Panic

YEO RELEASES GANBARU

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Yeo is pleased to reveal his full-length album Ganbaru, featuring previously released singles ‘Quiet Achiever’ and ‘Icarus’, both achieving triple j rotation.

To accompany its release, Yeo is heading on a national tour presented by triple j. Full dates below.

Ganbaru is now available digitally and on vinyl from snackswithyeo.com

GANBARU TOUR 2016
presented by triple j
Tickets at snackswithyeo.com

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February 26 – World Bar, Sydney w/ BUOY + SUIIX
March 4 – Pirie Social Club, Adelaide w/ Tracy Chen, Hummingbird + Healthy Tapes DJs
March 10 – SCU Uni Bar, Lismore w/ Nocturnal Tapes + Pretty/Visitors
March 11 – The Foundry, Brisbane w/ MKO SUN + Sleepsea
March 12 – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast w/ Quintessential Doll
March 18 – Settlers, Margaret River w/ Henry Kissinger
March 19 – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth w/ Jamyang + Sun City DJs
March 24 – Howler, Melbourne w/ Deja, Retro Culture, Neon Sunset DJs + DJ Alex Yabsley
March 26 – Transit Bar, Canberra w/ Slow Turismo + MONDECREEN

Jeremy Lutter Interview

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Jeremy Lutter is a director who directed an amazing short film called Reset. When I read the premise of the film I knew I had to know more about the film. Luckily he agreed to answer my questions and the short film is amazing with an incredible performance by Emily Tennant. When it becomes available to watch it, please do so.

http://www.jeremylutter.com/

http://www.brokenmirrorfilms.com/reset/

1. What was the inspiration behind the film?

This project started at the award ceremony of a film festival. A writer, Ryan Bright, approached me and pitched this film called Reset. I read the script and like any great story it raised a bunch thought provoking questions. Reset is a vision of a possible future and a look at love and objectification. It was also the exact opposite of anything I had ever done before. I loved it. I have a background in shooting family friendly, short films – Joanna Makes a Friend, Gords’ Brother. I wanted to expand my directing repertoire.
2. How were the actors chosen for the film?

The first time I read the script, I pictured an Canadian actress named Emily Tennant as the lead. I had considered her for a part in a previous short film – Floodplain. She is a phenomenal actor. I asked her and she was interested. The rest of the cast we drew on other local talents, Michael Karl Richards, Jessica Harmon and David Nykl. I had two amazing casting directors, Kara Eide & Kris Woznesensky, working with me to help put the cast together.

3. How long did the film take to shoot?

We shot for 3 long days.

4. Did you have any problems when making the film?

One of the most challenging aspects of the film was shooting with flowers. Tulips were used as a symbol of love and over the course of the story the tulips were supposed to age and wilt. The problem was you don’t shoot a film in chronological order and we needed to have a huge collection of tulips on stand by at different stages of decomposition. The logistics of this were much harder than I first thought. Tulips were not in season and hard to find. We kept running out of them and needing to find more but no flower shop wants to sell you anything but prime flowers – so we ended up trying to fast age them with blow driers. By the time we got around to shooting the final scene we had run out of flowers completely but we needed one prop flower. There was nothing but a pile of flower petals. Our clever production designer, Moe Curtin, had an idea and made a flower by gluing flower petals together. It actually looked pretty awesome and that glued flower is in the final cut of the film.

5. What cameras did you use to achieve what the film looks like?

We shot Reset on a brand new (at the time) camera called Red Dragon. Our two brilliant cinematographers, Graham & Nelson Talbot (who are identical twins) had just received the camera and this was the first project shot with the upgrade.

6. The film is beautifully shot and lit how did you go about achieving this?

The credit goes to our DOP twins Graham and Nelson Talbot. They are best known for a doritos commercial they made for the super bowl contest. They were short listed and ended up almost winning 1 millions dollars. Instead they got runners up prize (second place) and that included their commercial playing during the super bowl. Anyway, about the beautiful cinematography – we achieved that with careful planning, story boarding and a great lighting team. Seriously, those guys nailed it. It was a cold and futuristic look. And it helped that we had an awesome colourist work with us in post- Rob Neilson of Etch Media – I really wanted the film to have a distinct look.

7. When it came to editing the film, was their much that you filmed that didn’t make the final cut?

This film was very planned out with storyboards and all of the scenes made it into the final cut – losing only a couple of lines here and there for timing. It’s easier with a short film to make a careful plan. I used to shoot music videos the same way, every shot is planned out.

8. How long did it take to have the script ready in a draft ready to film?

The writer, Ryan Bright, wrote a few drafts before he pitched it to me. It took him about a month to get it into solid shape. We were both happy with it leading up to the shoot, but we always agreed there was something a little underdeveloped about the secondary character, Natalie, played by Jessica Harmon. At the very last minute (about a week before the shoot) Ryan wrote a new scene, where Sidney and Natalie interact alone. The scene definitely added something, but also required a glass breaking and an extra page to shoot with little time to make the adjustments. Ultimately we shot the new scene and the movie is better for it. Ryan promises he’ll give me more than a week notice next time.

9. What do you hope people will take away after seeing the film?

I hope that the film leads people to ask questions. Questions about our relationship to technology and our relationships with each other. What does it mean to be human? Can we create a new life and how do we treat people in our life now? There is a theme of objectification that runs throughout the story Do we treat people as objects? What does love mean?

10. What do you hope the short film will do for you career?

I actually shot my first feature film called, The Hollow Ones, right after production on Reset ended – I used Reset as a testing ground for my feature – to explore darker themes, and more adult subject matter. I also took most of the crew from the short and made the feature.

12. The use of music in the film was well used, how do you know when the music isn’t right or too overpowering for a scene?

Music is much like picture editing – it’s all about feeling. You know it’s right when it feels right. I was lucky to have a great composer on board with the project – Terry Fewer who I have worked with many times before.

13. Any thing you wouldn’t do next time regards to making of the film?

This question reminds me of a previous short film I made called Floodplain, which took place on a raft. The entire film was set on, around and under the water. After shooting Floodplain–- people always asked me what I learned about shooting a film around the water. I always tell them I learned one thing – not to do it. It was just very hard. The film turned out and I am glad I did it, but it was a painfully hard journey.

Reset, on the other hand, is a short film with no regrets. I had an amazing team on Reset and two producers Jocelyn Russell and Arnold Lim and things ran fairly smoothly.

14. Was the way Emily’s character was dressed, did it have a huge part in the overall sense of the film?

The actress Emily Tennant played Sidney the lead in the film. It took a long time to get the costumes right – it was hard to give the film a futuristic look, fit the colour palette and give the costumes an arc. Our costumer designer, Kelly Allyn-Gardner, and I worked really hard to define the world and the character. It was written that Sidney wore yellow in the script – but in reality yellow was a bit too strong of a colour and we went a different direction. The most important thing for me was that the costumes changed as the film progressed to add to Sidney’s emotional journey.

15. What is next for yourself?

As I mentioned earlier – I am finishing post right now on a feature film called The Hollow Ones. It’s about evil fairies – hopefully to hit film festivals in 2016 / 17.

Check out the feature:
www.brokenmirrorfilms.com/thehollowones

Reset the short will be available on the BravoFACT website – around Oct this year on their website – check for updates on here:
www.brokenmirrorfilms.com/reset

Elise Jackson

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1 First Photo is by Paul Smith and 2nd photo by Adam Hendershott

Elise Jackson  is our beauty of the week again as I she is an incredibly talented, beautiful actor who can act amazingly as well writing award winning screen plays. She also involved in a theater company. This talented actor is going places. So check her out.

http://www.elisejackson.com

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