Ed Davis is a fine indie 2D & VR filmmaker based in Wellington. - Steadicam operator since the 90s, writer, director of photography, short film maker and video producer, cameraman, animator, post-production, special effects, graphics designer, multimedia artist, tv commercial maker.
Ed Davis has a new 3D/VR180 short film on www.amazevr.com "The Door" which drags the viewer inside the story, mixes objectivity/subjectivity like in dreams. "Not since the Lumiere brothers drove a train at a stampeding audience has a film thrust it's viewers into this level of immersive displacement. Finally, we have taken a second step into a brave, new cinema." Miles Buckingham - WFS Film Handler “Surreal. Like sitting in the cockpit of someone else’s head.” Rhian Sheehan - Screen composer “I was in a world where every sense I thought I could control was lost to me. This film by Ed Davis is powerful new form of cinema that breaks all the boundaries and puts the viewer dead centre in the story that unfolds in their head.” Will Moore - Film Maker. "Bloody brilliant! Takes you on a trippy immersive journey into the belly of a dark and strange beast." Sam Buys - Weta Digital
This project would not have been the same without the spirit of Rock Legend, multi-instrumentist, actor, playwright, novelist & poet Bill Direen, Sound and Music Composer for "Like an Octopus by its Own Ink Erased".
"Feeding the Spirit of People... The first thing that strikes you - before the voice, the songs, the poetry, the music - is the face. Long and thin from brow to chin, large nose and ears, tight mouth, sad soulful eyes. Bill Direen is one fascinating looking cat. He holds your attention in every frame of a new documentary by Auckland filmmaker Simon Ogston"... Article here.
Bill Direen is a poem himself. You may wish to keep in tune with his coming concerts, records and events on his facebook page.
Kenneth Spiteri, playing JOE in our creation, is currently playing the lead role of John Proctor in "The Crucible" for Teatru Manoel National Theatre, Malta. Accomplished actor, writer, director and musician, Kenneth has worked as a dramaturg with choreographers such as Australian contemporary dance pioneer Elizabeth Dalman as well as Hyoung-Min Kim and Thomas Zeuggin in Berlin and in Seoul, Korea. Close friend and collaborator of France Hervé (theatre, film, visual art exhibition), Kenneth has written the english adaptation of the film script "Like an Octopus by its Own Ink Erased".
Born in Melbourne to Maltese parents, Kenneth has worked in film, theatre and music internationally. He has acted in the features “Beneath Hill 60” (Australia), “Abschuss Fahrt” (Rat Pack Productions, Germany) and most recently “Paul, Apostle of Christ” (Sony, Affrm Productions). Kenneth released an album of singer/songerwriter music called, “Sleepfalling”, you can listen on line...
Constant traveller, he has been notably Artist in residence in Taiwan A Sound Map of Tainan, a series of sound-art works for the WeLove gallery in Tainan, and in Italy for soundscape: chiusa, fusing mythology, stories, images, sounds and traditions including the piece, a Mass for Nemesis, conceived to take place in a church played and written by Kenneth for Klausen’s unique Köck Orgel from 1703.