Last year, No Home launched as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, pairing fashion designers and filmmakers to make short films where fashion is not only the focus, but the point.
For the first No Home project, many of the films came from the lens of still photographers with a background in fashion exploring film for the first time. This year, co-creators Alastair McCann and Justin Watson explain, there was a shift to filmmakers, many of whom had little fashion experience. The aim, according to the two, is to provoke a conversation about fashion and film, and the newly expanded No Home 2012 does just this.
This year there will be three screenings at ACMI, a massive expansion from last year’s event. The roster of participating designers and filmmakers is pretty damn impressive too. Sosume, Upper Left Arm, Song for the Mute and Dion Lee all have projects showing across the three screenings.
Melbourne label Obus’s ethereal contribution – directed by Liam Gilmore, Tomas Frimi and Peter Ryle and titled The Travellers Collection – follows a solitary wanderer through Daylesford spa country. The Romance of the Exile, directed by Charlie Ford collaborating with accessories label Virr, sees a couple take a mysterious journey with a surprising result. Perth designer Aurelio Costarella’s Obscura, directed by Ustin Griffiths, features singer Grace Woodroofe lost in a forest. Above (just announced as finalists for the LMFF National Designer Award) along with directors Jessie Oldfield and Adam Murfet, inject some humour as models pull out some killer dance moves on a suburban street.
Screening over three days as part of LMFF, No Home will then tour the country, spreading its wings wider than ever.
Obus, The Travellers Collection