"Over the last 13 years, I have been privileged to work with colleagues from
Yamaji Art in Geraldton, exploring Indigenous stories about the sky alongside
the stories of the Greeks and Romans, and the astrophysical stories about the
universe. We have learned from each other and taken our experience to the world
through art exhibitions.
Three years ago, we started work on Star Dreaming
. It has been filmed using a
360 degree camera and is designed to be shown inside a dome, like a
planetarium. Star Dreaming
is an immersive experience, combining live action
and CGI animation, and a unique cross-cultural exploration.
The film is a narrative, following two children from Geraldton as they discover
the astrophysical story of the universe and Yamaji stories of the sky and land.
Max Winton and Amangu girl Lucia Richardson make their acting debuts, as do I
as “the scientist”.
Filming was interesting and demanding. Over four days, we filmed prototype SKA
antennas (from a drone), the landscape (including in scorching hot creek beds),
and indoor sequences. The director, Perun Bonser (an Ngarluma man), Julia
Redwood (producer), and cast and crew had their work cut out."
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics