Ars Technicom’s David Tovar is reporting that a new documentary from Australian film maker Mike Hargreaves about Sydney Opera house has been chosen to be screened on the city’s cinemas.
This week’s film, The Sydney Opera, was selected by the Sydney Film Festival for its visual style, atmosphere, and subject matter.
Hargraves says that he was initially interested in exploring the Sydney Opera because he’d seen some of the other films that have been made about the venue and wanted to make something different.
“The Sydney Opera is such a unique building, I wanted to take it as an opportunity to do something that was completely different to what we’re used to,” Hargroves says.
The Sydney opera house was founded in 1884 as a part of the British Empire and opened its doors in 1897.
The building was completed in 1930 and has since hosted concerts, theatre shows, opera, and film.
“I love that the building has this amazing history and the way the building is still being used today is so interesting and I wanted it to be able to have a new life,” Hargoves says of the building’s current status.
“In order to do that, we had to change the way that the film was shot.
Hargeves says he wanted to explore how the building was being used in light of the current global climate crisis. “
It was all set up so that you could just see the top of the roof and then you would have a good view of the audience and then the roof would be open and it would all be lit up and then a small camera would just zoom in on you from the bottom of the camera,” Hargeres adds.
Hargeves says he wanted to explore how the building was being used in light of the current global climate crisis.
“As we are in the midst of an extreme climate crisis we need to take stock of our past and ask how we can prepare for the future and do something to keep the lights on,” Haggres says.
Hargoys project is the second in a series of documentaries exploring Sydney Opera building history.
In 2013, Hargres told Ars that he wanted his documentary to focus on how the buildings past has changed.
“What I wanted is to show how we are now and how we were a different place in 1900,” Haganas project director Michael O’Reilly told Ars.
“We can look at the past and the future in different ways.”
Hargrades says that the project will be shot in a similar way to his previous work, which focused on how buildings are constructed.
“When I was doing the first film about the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it was a project that was a bit more of a documentary about the building,” Harnes says.
The film is currently shooting in Sydney and will be released on September 18.”
You see how the structure has changed and how people have lived in Sydney in a way that is unique and it has been really interesting to explore that in this project.”
The film is currently shooting in Sydney and will be released on September 18.