40 x Short Documentary Films, duration 3-6 mins, 2010/2011
Throughout the 2011 and 2012 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Daybreak Films was commissioned by STVDIO, Foxtel's dedicated Arts Channel, to create some 40 short documentary films (around 20 each year) about different works and artists performing as part of the festival.
Daybreak Films formed a team of producers, directors, cinematographers and editors to create short evocative docos that screened on STVDIO throughout the festival. The teams included Rhys Graham, Emma Crimmings, Kasimir Burgess Natasha Gadd, Craig Irvin, Campbell Hynam-Smith, Mary Minas, Andrea Distefano, Tim Mummery, Katie Milwright, Katrina Chanells, Jono Hill & Andrew Chaplin.
These films varied from in depth studies of the work of visual artist Gregory Crewdson or Back to Back Theatre's acclaimed production 'Ganesh Versus The Third Reich', to live performances by Mono, Billy Bragg, Big Freedia and Black Dice. Artists and productions featured in the films included some of contemporary performing arts most acclaimed practitioners including James Rhodes, Chunky Move, The Manganiyar Seduction, AES+F, Kronos Quartet, Hofesh Schechter Company and many others.