MIFF – Melbourne International Film Festival 2014

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The Melbourne International Film Festival has started once again and two of the films screening chose The Vision House to supply equipment for their production.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films is the third film of director Mark Hartley’s trilogy exploring exploitation cinema. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films explores the creation of Cannon Films by two cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. The studio spawned an eclectic mix of films that spanned numerous genres from action, horror, musicals, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers and even arthouse dramas many of which have become cult classics.

The director of photography, Garry Richards, selected the Sony F5 and the Angenieux 45-120mm T2.8 zoom with x2 extender that formed a compact, reliable and rugged interview kit that was flown around the world during filming.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films has also been selected to show at the Toronto Film Festival in the Midnight Madness section of the festival.

Tickets for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films are currently selling fast at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

The other film that is currently showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival that The Vision House supplied equipment for is Ruin.

Directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody, Ruin tells the story of Sovanna and Phirun, a prostitute and a factory worker, as they flee Phnom Penh’s violent clutches for the safety of Cambodia’s jungles. Freeing themselves from the shackles of their urban nightmare, they become agents of love and vengeance, ready to strike back at those who would see them undone.

Shot on location in Cambodia over a thirteen week period by Ari Wagner with Germain McMicking shooting the high speed unit, The Vision House was asked to supply a Phantom high speed camera and technician over several days which involved flying the technician and camera package over to location.

The Phantom was supplied with The Vision House’s Zeiss Super Speeds as the glass of choice resulting in a compact high speed portable solution.

Ruin also won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 2013 Venice Film Festival standing out from the other 31 films that were up for selection.

Tickets are still available for Ruin at the Melbourne International Film Festival but are selling fast.

The Vision House would like to congratulate all the other local films that have been selected in the The Melbourne International Film Festival.