Malcolm Fraser – The Liberal Multiculturalist

Posted By KGJ / March, 20, 2015 / 0 comments

I wish for a PM who would dissociate from her/his own team… The party has become a party of fear and of reaction, its conservative and not liberal, it is unrecognisable I wish for a PM who would be revolutionary for his/her time… There is strength in this kind of diversity so long as we…

A foreign perspective of the Australian identity

Posted By KGJ / August, 4, 2014 / 0 comments

I had a very brief encounter with a nice Chinese man the other day which had very humble beginnings, yet turns quite disturbing – all within minutes! The quick conversation started with myself saying hello – to which he responded with “how ya goin’ mate” (in a very bad & cliche ‘Aussie’ accent). I laughed…

Indefinite in the can

Posted By KGJ / February, 12, 2014 / 0 comments

Last year I went to the wedding of a great friend where other filmmakers also attended. One of these filmmakers/friend reminded me of a ‘crazy’ idea i had a few years back. The idea in question was the loose schedule for another (now ill-fated) feature film which consisted of a 2 week production period. I…

there lies no cuts in life

Posted By KGJ / January, 15, 2014 / 0 comments

every cut is a lie… That is my favourite half of the infamous Jean-Luc Godard quote “film is truth 24 times a second, and every cut is a lie”. He is a filmmaker whom has had a tremendous impact on me in the last few years and these handful of words he uttered many many…

What makes our state so great?

Posted By KGJ / December, 25, 2013 / 0 comments

Government’s are put in place to represent and look after its citizens best interests. We’ve recently past the state and federal elections where we were bombarded with promises of what they will do for us. As a West Australian, on a state level (I’m not even going to touch the federal at the moment…) i…

Dummies guide to winning an Australian election (Rudd does a Howard)

Posted By KGJ / July, 23, 2013 / 0 comments

“we decide who comes into this country and the circumstances in which they come” That was a defining sentence within John Howard’s speech which undoubtedly had the biggest influence on turning his certain defeat into a resounding election win in 2001. Don’t you just love how he spoke about terrorism and refugees so seamlessly? What…

Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd’s brawl spills into the streets

Posted By KGJ / June, 26, 2013 / 0 comments

Labors leadership battle (an ongoing issue) resembles a Saturday night in Northbridge where drunken party goers spill out onto the streets, swinging fists and pulling hair in hope of knocking their opposition down. Usually, they wake the next morning wondering why they have a sore head, but do it all again the following weekend because…

It’s all ‘too easy’ for the media

Posted By KGJ / June, 14, 2013 / 0 comments

On the 9th of April this year, a boat full of asylum seekers were found floating into the port of Geraldton, Western Australia. The next day, the cover of WA’s newspaper looked like this: The headline reads “400KM FROM PERTH”, whilst the picture shows a boat packed with dark skinned asylum seekers. What does this…

I Heart Film

Posted By KGJ / May, 31, 2013 / 0 comments

i LIKE digital. i LOVE film. When I shoot digitally, I invest a whole bunch of time trying to make the images seem filmic (see this post for a further explanation). With film, I don’t feel the need to change them – all I have to do is choose the right film stock and lens…

Vintage Celluloid Lenses on Modern Digital Cameras

Posted By KGJ / May, 12, 2013 / 0 comments

Lets get this straight from the outset – when I say vintage lenses, I mean vintage. The ‘newest’ and most ‘modern’ ones I own are from the 1970’s & 80’s – these are not the ones I’m talking about in this post. Here I am dealing with optics from a period further back in time…