Salt

2009 | Short | 28 mins

Director: Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks
Producer/writer: Michael Angus

For six years photographer-artist Murray Fredericks has cycled out onto Lake Eyre in the northern extremes of South Australia. On the vast emptiness of the salt lake, he has created an amazing body of time-lapse photography. With a 360 degree horizon line as his only orientation, he has found a profusion, small things transformed by the clarity and intensity of light and colour. And like all wanderers in the desert, he has also had to confront himself. Fredericks’ video diaries chronicle his artistry but also his loneliness, and the resourcefulness necessary to survive. Michael Angus has augmented Fredericks’ footage with striking aerial photography, time-lapse video and the haunting sounds of Aajinta’s Harmonic Spheres to produce a memorable experience of what it means to look at landscape with fresh eyes.

 

Festivals: Sydney FF 09; Moscow FF 09; Silverdocs 09; Full Frame Documentary FF 09; Moscow FF 09; Melbourne FF 09; Brisbane FF 09; IDA Docuweeks 09; Montreal World FF 09; IDFA- In Competition 09; Pluscamerimage –Poland (In Competition)

Awards

Special Jury Mention- AFI Silverdocs  09

Winner -Best Documentary Short – Atlanta 09

Winner- Best Australian Short Documentary- Melbourne 09

Winner: Distinguished Short Award of the Year-International Documentary Associations 09

Winner: Grand Prix of Short Documentary Films (Golden Frog) at Plus Cmerimage (Poland)

Nominated –Gold Panda (Most Innovative section )-Sichuan TV Festival (China)09

Nominated: AFI Award for Best Documentary Under One Hour

Nominated: AFI Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary

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