Saturday, March 29, 2008

Neon Blue - Barbara Bolt

At long last, it's finished & delivered!


In 2008, Australian artist Barbara Bolt was selected by the BBC World Service & The Slade School of Fine Art to document her artistic process in a twelve-minute film. What began as a simple exploration of her work soon took on a far more personal tone as filmmakers David Liu & Chris Pahlow learnt of Barbara’s emotional struggles, feelings of isolation & alienation, and her obsession with light. Light, and in particular neon blue, underpins Barbara’s work. This short documentary charts Barbara’s love of neon blue and explores its relevance to her life – both personal and artistic.

This project was a really great experience! It was an absolute pleasure working with Dave. He is a great filmmaker, and I learned a lot from him. Nat, as always, was simply stunning. Her soundtrack really lifts the documentary to the next level.

And I have to say, Barb was also amazing to work with. It was an incredible experience watching her artworks form an develop. She is not only a wonderful artist, she was also a dream documentary subject: warm, open, professional.

I feel very luck to have been part of this project! Everything went smoothly, and the final product is a film that I am very happy with. I look forward to working again with everyone involved!

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