Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (2017)

Theatrical Feature doc - 78 min

Directed by Axel Grigor, Produced by Axel Grigor & Faramarz K-Rahber, Executive Produced by Sue Maslin

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Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible focuses on the life and work of one of the world’s leading film artists, Academy Award nominated film editor Jill Bilcock.

Iconic Australian films Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, Moulin Rouge!, Red Dog, and The Dressmaker bear the unmistakable look and sensibility of Bilcock’s visual inventiveness, but it was her brave editing choices in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet that changed the look of cinema the world over, inspiring one Hollywood critic to dub her editing style as that of a “Russian serial killer on crack”.

With a back-story as colourful and surprising as her films, and featuring commentary from Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Shekhar Kapur, Phillip Noyce and Fred Schepisi, this documentary is a wonderful insight into the art of editing and the profound impact it has on storytelling. 

Supported by Film Art Media, Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, Soundfirm, Film Victoria, ABC-TV and Griffith Film School.

WINNER 2017 Adelaide Film Festival Audience Choice Awards, Screened at 2018 Sydney Film Festival, 2017 Asia-Pacific Screen Awards. Australian Cinema Release July 2018

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Donkey In Lahore

117mins / 2x60 mins / 52 mins

Directed by Faramarz K-Rahber


Multi award-winning DONKEY IN LAHORE charts the four-year journey of Brian, an Australian Gothic and a puppeteer, who falls in love with a young Muslim woman in Pakistan during a visit to Lahore in 2000.

Upon his return to Australia, he decides to convert to Islam and return to Pakistan to seek her hand in marriage. Despite Amber’s wish to marry Brian, her family is unimpressed by the idea of her marrying an unknown foreigner. And when Brian’s tumultuous past comes back to haunt him, their dream of a life together appears more beyond their reach than ever.

In Competition at Tribeca Film Festival and Int'l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Screened at over 30 festivals, incl. SXSW Film Festival (USA), Gothenburg Film Festival (Sweden), Vancouver Film Festival (Canada), Warsaw Film Festival (Poland) and Singapore Film Festival.

WINNER Noor Film Festival (USA), Ourense Film Festival (Spain), Ismailia Film Festival (Egypt).

Broadcast globally, incl. Sundance Channel (US) and SBS Australia.

Read Variety's review HERE

Fahimeh’s Story

83mins & 52 mins

Directed by Faramarz K-Rahber

FAHIMEH’S STORY is an observational documentary about a vivacious 47 year old Iranian woman who migrated with her children to Australia after fleeing an unhappy, arranged marriage in Iran.

Five years on she has fallen in love with and married John, a 77 year old Australian ex-army officer and RSL member.  

John is now converting to Islam in order to better relate to his young wife.  Both John’s and Fahimeh’s children are unhappy about the marriage.

A few months later, Hossain, the Iranian ex-husband, arrives in Australia looking forward to seeing his wife and family again.  He does not know his wife has remarried….

WINNER Independent Spirit Award at 2004 Lexus IF Awards, NOMINATED for AFI Award for Best Direction in Documentary, screened at Brisbane Intl Film Festival, 

To read Variety's review, click HERE


Blind Heroes

56 mins


Join the Australian blind cricket team as they travel to Pakistan to try and win the 3rd World Cup of Cricket.

This film looks at the players’ experiences in Pakistan, their extraordinary personal stories and highly individual reasons for playing blind cricket, but also highlights how it is possible for such a diverse group of men to come together and share the dream of becoming the best blind cricket team in the world.

Premiered at Dendy Cinemas Opera Quays (Sydney) as part of '2008 International Day of People with a Disability'.

Fair Dinkum Manjit

26 mins

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FAIR DINKUM MANJIT follows an Indian-Australian cab driver who is so proud of being an Aussie that he has composed a music album, singing of his love for Australia and its people.

After selling over two thousand copies of his homemade CD to his cab customers and attracting considerable attention in his hometown of Brisbane, this singing cabbie is now planning to film a Bollywood video-clip for "Song Australia", his most popular tune.  And he wants Olympian Cathy Freeman to star in it.

Screened on SBS (Australia).

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