Film Suite

The Film Suite comprises the short film and video pieces that were made for the installation, that stand alone as gorgeous pieces of work. They can be shown in any order, on rotation or loop, with or without sound, on small screens or large walls. 

BOARD CREDITS

Directed by Milk Crate Theatre Artistic Director Margot Politis

Written, Devised and Performed by Milk Crate Theatre Participants

Filmed by David Molloy and Kay Armstrong

Sound by James Brown and Bella Martin

Scripts developed with Kay Armstrong, Sarah Emery, Graeme Rhodes, Paul Walker and Lucy Watson. 

Produced by Lisa Walton

Support Artists Emily Calder and Lucy Watson

THE FILMS

ORIENTATION

Welcome to DAVO - the District Advanced Vocational Outlet. Providing 'human services for humans'. DAVO is the fictional social security destination of Natural Order, but represents welfare services everywhere. 

Directed and Filmed by Kay Armstrong

Sound Composition by James Brown and Kay Armstrong 

Created and Performed by Aslam Abdus-Samad, Desmond Edwards, Eugenia Langley, Matthias Nudl, Pauline Trenerry and Georgina Wood.

Support Artists Lucy Watson and Emily Calder. 

WAITING ROOM

Waiting scene improvised by the cast.

Directed by Margot Politis

Acting Coach Graeme Rhodes

Filmed by David Molloy

Sound Composition by James Brown

Created and Performed by Shane Davis, Lisa Griffiths, Sandra Hickey, Yen Mekon, Ray Morgan, Matthias Nudl, Ruth Oslington and Pauline Trenerry.

LUNCH

Two DAVO employees talk about very important issues in their lunch break. 

Directed by Margot Politis

Acting Coach & Facilitator Graeme Rhodes

Filmed by David Molloy

Created and Performed by Matthias Nudl and Pauline Trenerry

Support Artist Lucy Watson 

HOME Series

Directed by Margot Politis

Acting Coach & Facilitator Graeme Rhodes

Screenwriting Facilitator Sarah Emery

Filmed by David Molloy

Support Artist Lucy Watson 

COUCHSURF

A young man overstays his welcome staying at a friends' house, causing friction for his hosts. 

Created by Milk Crate Theatre Participants and performed by Flor Garcia, Owen Gill and Steve Simao. 

LOCKED OUT

A mother kicks her daughter out of the house for her continued substance abuse. 

Created by Milk Crate Theatre Participants and performed by Lisa Griffiths and Sandra Hickey. 

CURTAIN

A woman faces a threatening presence at home. 

Created and performed by Michael Gooch and Katrina Morris. 

INTERVIEW

A frustrating situation for a man seeking clarification on his social security payments. 

Directed by Margot Politis

Acting Coach & Facilitator Graeme Rhodes

Filmed by David Molloy

Created and Performed by Shane Davis and Pauline Trenerry

Support Artist Lucy Watson 

CLOSING LOOP

A collection of movement pieces and improvisations by the cast.

Directed by Margot Politis

Additional Choreography by Margot Politis

Acting Coach and Facilitator Graeme Rhodes

Filmed by David Molloy

Sound Composition by James Brown and Bella Martin

Created and Performed by Shane Davis, Lisa Griffiths, Michael Gooch, Sandra Hickey, Ray Morgan, Katrina Morris, Ruth Oslington and Pauline Trenerry. 

Support Artist Lucy Watson 

Milk Crate Theatre acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. Milk Crate Theatre acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nations of this place we now call Sydney. 

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