Get Above Yourself
Interview with Writer/Director Erin McCuskey
Main photo: Film Girl
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
Luxville is an art revolution one episode at a time. A fabulist tale, and an experimental transmedia story that pays homage to artists, who are constantly making things for the first time.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
If you are curious, if you like to be challenged and if you like to explore issues of time, memory and heart.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
The characters are real but it is not a documentary, the story is fact and fiction brushing up against each other. The characters question their art and their contribution while universally the film explores time, memory, legacy and the value of art.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development?
This film is being made in public, so while as writer/director I know where the story is heading the audience and the characters also contribute to its shape.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
That the idea, concept and execution is intriguing and challenging; an enticing slow reveal.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
Yes and has ultimately changed the story!
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
Transmedia means one story in many places; We Are Moving Stories creates another front door for this complicated work that include a series of films, an art book, photography and written word.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
More Luxville citizens make the story more meaningful, you can sign up free here: http://www.luxville.me/
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
A slow burn and build in episodes so that the audience become citizens and have direct impact on future episodes.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Does art require a purpose?
Would you like to add anything else?
The project website outlines all elements: http://www.luxville.me/
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
Erin McCuskey writer/director is continuing to develop Luxville’s next episodes.
Interview: April 2017
We Are Moving Stories embraces new voices in drama, documentary, animation, TV, web series and music video. If you have just made a film - we'd love to hear from you. Or if you know a filmmaker - can you recommend us? More info: Carmela
Get Above Yourself
About the writer, director and producer:
Erin McCuskey works with images, words and projections that spark from cinematic styling. Commissions on heritage, feminisms, human rights, concepts of time and memory.
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Sophia Livitsanis, Karolina Artist, Max Sharam, Melinda Muscat, Tegan Lang, Kat Pengelly, Nadia Moth!, Fagyn Gwyther-McCuskey.
Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists):
Looking for Citizens!
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Made in association with: http://yumstudio.com.au/
Where can I see it in the next month?
http://settingsunshortfilmfestival.com.au/programs-and-ticket-details/ thereafter subscribe for new episodes to http://www.luxville.me/