If you missed “Making it Handmade” at MIFF!

If you missed “Making it Handmade!” at MIFF, you now have a chance to catch it! Yes I can finally announce that there is going to be not one but two screenings of “Making it Handmade” in Melbourne on Saturday September 4th at Kaleide Cinema at RMIT (360 Swanston st, Melbourne) at 2:30pm and 4pm. There will also be a craft market from 2pm til 5:30pm in the foyer.

You can purchase tickets here.

Its selling fast, so don’t miss out again!

Look forward to seeing you at the screening!

Premiere of “Making it Handmade!”

All the Ladies on stage for the Q and A.

The sold out cinema!

Images stolen from Rayna Fahey!

I have to admit this is all still a blur!

To begin with I was running late, ah the joys of trying to get ready and change a newborn didn’t quite go to plan! Royce decided that he was going to unleash a stream of wee onto his clean outfit during his last nappy change before we walked out the door, so what should have taken 5 mins ended up being closer to 15!

On arriving at the theatre I meet up with Megan Spencer who was generously chairing the Q and A and sat down in one of the vibrating chairs at the cinema to give Royce a feed before the film. While sitting there I realised that I had my boob out in front of part of the queue for my film!! Oh well!

Was I nervous? Mmmmm, yes a little, which I hope wasn’t evident during my intro speech!! It was a great opportunity to thank the many people who have been involved in the film. Especially my brother, Richard Brownfield, who designed such beautiful opening titles and who in my placenta brained state had forgotten to add to the end credits of the film!! Please forgive me and I promise it will be fixed before the next screening. I’m hoping I didn’t forget anyone else!

The film seemed to go down well, quite a few laughs, which is always nice to hear….another baby out into the world!

After that I was joined up on stage for a Q and A by the gals whom without there would be no film; Gemma Jones, Pip Lincolne, Rayna Fahey and Casey Jenkins. I loved the fact that they answered most of the the questions and I could just stand there and look crafty most of the time! Thank you sooooooo soooooo soooo much for being a part of this film, and thanks to all those who have helped out along the way, especially Robert Harding for the brilliant sound design and original music, another one to Rayna for being the music supervisor, Carla McConnell for helping out in the early stages, Faythe Levine for giving me the opportunity to interview her, Peta Pledger for being the devil advocate and constantly asking me probing questions about the doco ( i’m so sorry that camera stuffed up and i couldn’t use the footage I shot of you!) and to the Melbourne craft community for letting me stick a camera in their faces!

Also big Yah and thanks to Justine from Mixtape Zine for letting me interview her and for providing Mixtape zines showbags for spot Prizes!

To all of you who missed out on getting tickets…do not fear there will be another screening of the film by the end of the month, so keep your eyes on here or join me on facebook for more info!

On the Radio!

This morning I had the pleasure of for the second time being on Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour on 774 ABC, promoting the screening of “Making it Handmade” at MIFF.

I thought I was going to be running late, for those of you not living in Melbourne, a power line went down and hence my baby sitter, Nanna Jean was stuck at Flinders street station without a train in sight! So my wonderful partner came to the rescue and I jumped into a cab. Halfway there will applying my makeup I realised the cab was swerving a bit and looked into the rear view mirror to see the cabbies eyes slowly closing!! Promptly I began asking him questions in rapid succession and we managed to get to the ABC studios without incident!

Jon’s co-host today was actor Adam Zwar from one of my favourite Australian TV shows “Wilfred” and the other guest was John Wood of Blue Heelers fame! What a star studded line up! However, once the subject of my new wave erotic film and sex came up then all of a sudden it was like being in the studio with three giggling school boys!!

It was lots of fun but I was wondering if we would actually end up talking about “Making it Handmade!”. However I’m glad I can finally gett my dirty little secret of loving craft out into the open!!!

You can listen to the interview here.

“Making it HANDMADE” to premiere at MIFF

Photo by Rayna Fahey

Yes finally it can be announced!!

I’ve had to sit on this one for quite a few months….which for me is hard, especially as I was soooooo excited to have it premiering in my home town!

Sorry its taken so long for me to post about this but I’ve been making other things too while I’m been finishing this movie, and finally on early Sunday June 20th after nearly three days of intense labour I pushed out a beautiful baby boy called Royce! One of the hardest projects I’ve ever had to do! Oh well I can now say I’m giving birth to two children in two months, the other of course being a film baby!

Here is the MIFF website if you want to find out more and I’d love to see you all there on Sunday August 1st. Hang around afterwards so you can pick the brains of Pip, Casey, Rayna, Gemma and myself!

Also if you haven’t checked it out there is a wonderful article written by Megan Spencer ( who will be chairing the Q and A after the screen of the film) in Frankie Magazine. I’ve always called this mag the “cool kids mag” so I’ve been joking with friends that I’m now one of the cool kids!!! hee hee what a joke, I’m really a bit of dag….and thought I was too much of weirdo to be considered even slightly cool! The above picture I stole from the lovely Gemma Jones’s blog as I haven’t been able to get into my office and scan the article yet!

Hope to see you all at the screening!