‘Teacher’ to screen at GOFF14!

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Rohan’s first feature documentary will be screened to the public as part of the inaugural Girls on Film FestivalGOFF 14 is billed as a live mixtape of feminism, film, talk and parties celebrating film representations of women’s experience. 

T IS FOR TEACHER considers the experiences of four transgender teachers who transitioned whilst teaching in the American school system and screened to acclaim at film festivals in 2009. The screening will take place at 2pm on Sunday 14th of September at the Northcote Town Hall as part of GOFF 14 and will be introduced by Grace Lee of Transgender Victoria.

The screening will also be followed by an audience conversation with Rohan, Grace and film critic Cerise Howard.

To buy tickets to the screening or the action packed festival, visit www.girlsonfilmfestival.com

 

Library of Congress Screening

Rohan Spong and concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe were recently invited to present ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING at the United States Library of Congress in Washington DC.

The film screened to senators, public and Library staff on 25th June as part of LGBT Pride Month.

It was followed by audience Q&A with Mimi and Rohan and short reception at the Mary Pickford Theater.

It was a huge honour to screen ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING in the nations capital! Mimi and I were thrilled to be invited to Capital Hill, much less experience the enthusiasm the audience had for the film at the Library of Congress. It was definitely an unexpected and affirming experience that I will remember fondly, always.  Rohan x 

Screen Australia Support

 

Rohan’s new film, provisionally entitled WINTER AT WESTBETH, has just receieved funding from Screen Australia. The film explores the inhabitants and history of an arts community in New York’s West Village. The film has been supported by the Signature Documentary funding stream which supports documentary films bold in form and content. You can read about the other films which received funding under this decision, as part of today’s press release from Screen Australia. WINTER AT WESTBETH is produced by long time collaborator Adam Farrington-Williams (Perseus Pictures) with executive producer Lizzette Atkins of Unicorn Films. The film has previously received funding from Film Victoria’s Documentary Development program.

The Hood and the Hunter

unnamed-1Rohan Spong has teamed up with long time collaborator Georgia Fields in order to create the vast new music video for The Hood and The Hunter. You can view it HERE. The Hood and the Hunter is the first single from Georgia’s forthcoming sophomore album  Astral Debris, and already the song and video have received notice from press outlets and online music sites.

Some of the coverage includes some glowing appraisals in publications and online journals including Beat MagazineTone Deaf, Impress, Mess + NoiseSpeaker TVMismatch TV and Backseat Mafia. It was also named in the Top 5 videos of the week by Double J, sandwiched between indie darlings OK Go and Eels.

Production of The Hood and the Hunter received partial funding from Deakin University Arts Participation Incubator.

‘EVENING’ NYC Theatrical Release

ATWTE_onesheet_layersSMLALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING opens tomorrow at the Village East Cinema (corner or 2nd Ave and 12th Street) New York. 

The film will screen daily for a week with sessions at 10:45AM, 12:55PM, 3:05PM, 5:15PM, and 7:25PM (except Sun, 7:55PM).

Audience Q&A Sessions will follow these sessions:
Fri 7.25PM – Rohan Spong, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Perry Brass
Sat 7.25PM – Rohan Spong, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Perry Brass
Sun 5.15PM – Rohan Spong and Mimi Stern-Wolfe (only).

Filmmaker’s ticket proceeds from Sunday 5.15PM session will be donated to AIDSWALK, benefiting GMHC.

Up to date session times and online ticket booking and purchase options can be found at New York’s Village East Cinema website.

Nov28V_JDA_Film_1.jpgThe film will also screen on Dec 1st, World AIDS Day, at Middle Collegiate Church, the site of the first Benson AIDS concert.

This screening will be accompanied by Mimi Stern-Wolfe playing solo piano and will be presented as part of the Church’s World AIDS Day program Art and Soul, lead by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D, assisted by Rev. Gordon Draght, minister during the height of the pandemic and one of the early champions of Mimi’s concert series.

The service will begin at 6PM, followed by a short musical reception at 6.45PM and the film screening at 7PM.

Visit the Middle Collegiate website for more information!

Sweets have ‘SWAGGER’


Rohan was recently commissioned to devise and film the self described “low-fi / high-innuendo” music video for Shuttersnap Records inaugural artist SWEETS (fronted by Annabelle Tunley, formerly of Aluka). You can watch the video for their launch single Swagger HERE.

The striking video contains dresses by Mister Zimi, an assortment of diverse (and rather game) extras, and a parrot, and is already a popular fixture on ABC’s Rage Program. It has also garnered the interest of Fashion JournalBeat MagazineMe and All My Friends and recieved play on numerous radio stations across Australia. Fellow independent artist Georgia Fields recently did a lengthy interview with Rohan about the project, which can be read here.

Sweets launch Swagger at The Workers Club in Fitzroy, Sun 27th October at 8pm. 

15th March 2014 – *UPDATE!*
Sweets ‘Swagger’ was recently selected by Commonwealth Bank to be featured in their new “tap on” campaign! Congratulations, guys!

‘The Sovereign Wife’ at MTC

Rohan recently filmed and edited a 7 minute projected video sequence with actor Jason De Santis for Sisters Grimm’s THE SOVEREIGN WIFE. The play recently premiered at the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) as part of the Neon Festival. The entire season for the show (Directed by Declan Greene and written by Greene and Ash Flanders) was sold out hours before the opening night, prompting an additional show, which was then also sold out. It has received critical acclaim in  The AgeHerald SunArtshub, Time Out and The Australian, whose reviewer Chris Boyd described it as: “not just the highlight of the NEON festival, it’s the show to beat, so far, in 2013”.

29th April 2014 – *UPDATE!*
THE SOVEREIGN WIFE was the winner of several Green Room Awards, including Best Production and Best Male (Ash Flanders) in the Independent Theatre category.