Friday, March 26, 2010

mr cherry

this is ridiculously late notice, but maybe you're at a loose end tonight in Sydney town, not quite up for The Happening in Bondi & not yet ready for the sofa.

Mark Cherry is a Sydney film maker with an intriguing sensibility when it comes to "surf movies"... don't expect a lot of air or back slapping, this is more like your early morning dreams of the greenroom..... get there if you can.

(not so) Secret Spots

a trilogy of short films by Mark Cherry

Gallery 329 Clovelly Road, Clovelly on Friday 26th March 2010 from 7pm to 9pm

3 short films by writer/ director Mark Cherry with collaborators James Marshall, Matt Palmer, Jim Hearn and Amy Frasca will be presented at Gallery 329 Clovelly on Friday 26th March from 7 – 9pm.

Synopsis –

(not so) Secret Spots is a trilogy of short films by Mark Cherry, which collect impressions from the surf/life experience.

Mark Cherry has worked as a lecturer, writer and film critic. His areas of interest include education, surfing, film and popular culture. He has just finished the third short film in a trilogy called (not so) Secret Spots, titled By way of Grupek - a Super 8 film shot in Lombok Indonesia with Matthew Palmer and James Marshall.

Films -

Duchenne Smile

Even when the surf’s small, there’s another kind of perfect.

Duchenne Smile is the vision of writer/director, Mark Cherry. Part memory, part day dream, the film chases the idea of the unaffected smile. With producer Amy Frasca, graphic designer Jim Mitchell, sound designer Dylan Martin, musician Sofjan Hughes, and sound engineer Gus Till, a subtle emotion is gently coaxed to life.

Duration 4.50 mins


When three travelers find themselves tripping in Indonesia, immersed in a society unfamiliar and strange, they draw comfort from the culture, the people, and the ocean. Hospitality trades on impressionism and poetry, avoiding the easy answers of a high definition travelogue in favour of a more open-ended resonance.

Duration 3.20 mins

By Way of Grupek

Mark Cherry’s 3rd film in the (not so) Secret Spots trilogy, part doco, part home movie. A collaboration with Matt Palmer and James Marshall, it explores place, time and memory. Observational and imagined, a surf break, pushed up from the ocean by repeated Tsunami’s, is the shifting backdrop to a film that’s as much impression, as it is circumstance.

Duration 3.15 mins

Shooting Format Super 8, Mini DV, nokia mobile phone

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