Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Taking the Ark to Australia

As the premiere of his Tongan Ark at the Auckland International Film Festival approaches, Paul Janman is busy talking to journalists about his celluloid portrait of the Tongan educator and pro-democracy activist Futa Helu.

On the weekend Paul and Sisi'uno Langi-Helu, Futa's daughter and literary executor, travelled to Pukekohe, of all places, to do an interview with Triangle Television, and this morning Paul will be picking up the phone and telling listeners of Australia's ABC radio network about Tongan Ark. You can catch Paul's interview, which will be broadcast at twenty to twelve in Australia and twenty to two here in the Shaky Isles, on the ABC's live stream.

In between all his gasbagging, Paul has found time to cut a promotional trailer for Tongan Ark. You can watch his mash-up of key scenes and phrases over at Vimeo. How many other film-makers would include a fragment from Heraclitus in their promo?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is that babe with paul???

1:37 pm  
Blogger Paul Janman said...

Thanks for all the shameless plugs Scott! You can hear the interview here if you missed it the first time:


The babe is my long suffering wife and Producer Echo Zeanah Janman.

5:05 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Maps - Dr. Maps - you, always fail to label your photographs. You can append a title to them easily.

7:09 pm  
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What is truly bourgeois is your anonymity.

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