Brian Rapsey: Stories from the Studio
STA has been working with Film maker Brian Rapsey on a series of workshops with Landcare about the local environment.
More recently Brian documented the opening of the Dingo Project at Ngununggula curated by Djon Mundine.
Brian has worked for 20 years in TV, documentary, corporate, educational & film production.
I’m a filmmaker and photographer best known as the mentor of an international travel film scholarship.
In the last year I’ve come back to my drama roots – and have filmed and edited a feature film called “The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour” with my writer/director pal Platon Theodoris. We’ve just entered the film into the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. Today I’m doing the final preparation to send it off to our sound designer and the colourist.
I first met Giselle from Southern Tablelands Arts when filming a shot for the film whereby I fly a drone out from they eyeball of the Big Merino in Goulburn.
Having shot short films and documentaries over the years, I’ve also worked for ABC’s pioneering digital film channel “Fly TV” and taught for 6 years at one of Australia’s premier TV and video production training schools, Metro Screen.
Every year – before the pandemic – I’ve done one of the best gigs going: making travel films and mentoring the winner of the international World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship.
I’ve filmed short documentaries and assignments in Rio De Janeiro for Carnivale, New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Mexico for Day of the Dead, the remote pacific coast of Colombia, the stunning Sapa region of Vietnam, the remote Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, Kerala – India, & Tanzania.
Brian’s travel films revolve around his passions: healthy communities, the environment, sustainable travel and social enterprises that benefit all of the above.
He was the cinematographer and editor of the short film Wine Lake that has won numerous awards at international festivals over the past year. You can watch the trailer below.
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