2014 Artwork for the Fravashi poster - Auki Henry I was overjoyed when I got the call to be a part of this production and said yes witho...
|2014 Artwork for the Fravashi poster - Auki Henry|
Fravashi is the latest project from Darwin indie film maker Salvatore (Terry) Finocchiaro. The short film has one foot gently perched on the edge of fantasy and the other portraying the real life demons we encounter. It is a surreal piece of cinema revolving around the experiences of a young boy, Jack (Giacomo Pandini) and his guardian spirit, the Angel (Sarina Bevan) who is transported into the material world which she does not fully understand to protect and guide him.
Fravashi was filmed and produced totally in Darwin by Sienna Productions and Lentini Productions, both of whom have helped us out in the past with filming and photography for HighRPM. Principal photography was organised mostly on Sunday's to cater for the real life responsibilities of the cast and volunteer crew so the project took many months to complete. Shooting on location at East Point reserve continued well into the tropical pre-monsoon build up, which as any local will tell you is one of the most challenging times of the year to cope with outdoors due to the relentless humidity.
I have to say that the experience working with the entire crew on this production was delightful! Light hearted, fun, humorous (which is what exactly what is needed on a volunteer project) and of course involving a plethora of golden blooper moments to enjoy on the Blu-ray extras menu. In fact it has left me wanting to volunteer *hint hint* for Terry's next project which I hear he is already in the early stages of planning for. Darwin indie film making for the win!
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