Films By Amiel Courtin-Wilson

This stylised documentary film follows a group of teenagers at a party that gradually disintegrates over the course of a night. An inspiring miniature, it traces the rhythms of an adolescent gathering with a sense of poetry, intimacy and remarkable simplicity. ... Read more
"Jack is one of the most important people in my life. He is f**king unstoppable and I love him deeply for it. This film is a gift to him." - filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson ... Jack Charles is Bastardy: a 63-year-old homosexual Aboriginal elder, award-winning actor, professional cat burglar and former junkie. A child of the stolen generation, Charles drifted into Melbourne's bohemian underground in... Read more
'Extraordinary … a film that blurs the boundary between documentary and video art. Bastardy is a fascinating and engaging film about a complex, flawed and extremely likeable man.' – Cinema Autopsy ... Jack Charles is Bastardy: a 73-year-old homosexual Aboriginal elder, award-winning actor, professional cat burglar and junkie. A child of the stolen generation, Charles drifted into Melbourne's bohem... Read more
A playful yet profoundly intimate portrait of singer-songwriter Ben Lee, and a fascinating portrayal of celebrity. ... Destined for stardom, Ben Lee cemented his place in the annals of Australian pop with his catchy tunes and his extraordinary self-confidence. Despite a remarkable musical career that has taken him from the suburbs of Sydney to the boroughs of New York, Lee's private life has large... Read more
A man details his most intimate and life changing moment in a moving monologue. --- D Amiel Courtin-Wilson P Sally Hussy TD DigiBeta/2008/9mins ... Read more
An ambitious experimental docudrama, Hail draws from the life experiences of its star: ex-criminal and jail-cell philosopher Danny Jones. ... Both epic love story and autobiography, the audacious Hail is the culmination of six years of collaboration between director Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Bastardy, MIFF 2008; Ben Lee: Catch My Disease, MIFF 2011) and Danny Jones, a 50-year-old former prisoner with ... Read more
You there. It's late. Imagine yourself with the lid coming down. The hymnsand requiems. The sense of movement as you're borne along to the next place. ---D/S Amiel Courtin-Wilson P Selin Yaman TD video/2006/7mins ... Read more
One of Australia's most innovative filmmakers captures two legends – free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor and modern dance artist Min Tanaka – in an intimate performance piece like no other. ... Considered one of the architects of 20th-century free jazz alongside the likes of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor is a radical improviser who, at 88, continues to experiment with musical form. Di... Read more
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