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Films By James Clayden

Corpse is a new experimental drama by James Clayden. It has taken him several years to complete. It represents a major addition to that small body of work of the Australian film avant-garde, and is determinedly separate from conventional narrative cinema. ... Corpse is composed of images of intense ... Read more
James Clayden's Ghost Paintings series, produced over the past 17 years, represents a bold and unique synthesis of film and video art. Carefully layered textures, colours and sounds become a sort of visual poetry that defies rational analysis, but that nevertheless invokes thought in the viewer ... Read more
Hamlet X AustraliaJames Clayden, described by Adrian Martin at this year's Rotterdam Film Festival as 'one of Australia's best kept artistic secrets', returns to MIFF following the screening of his highly acclaimed Ghost Paintings series in 2003. His latest audiovisual collage is a meditation in ... Read more
A dense collection of images that evokes the sensation of recalling or imagining a journey: bright street shots of famous cities, quiet moments in hotel rooms, and brief glimpses of a dream-like figure emerging from the darkness.--- ... D/S/P James Clayden WS Galloping Films L No dialogue TD ... Read more
[The Marey Project] is the third video artwork by renowned Melbourne artist James Clayden to feature in MIFF over recent years. Clayden's [HAMLET X] (MIFF 04) and [The Ghost Paintings] (MIFF 03) have just screened internationally, including at Rotterdam and Buenos Aries film festivals. The Marey ... Read more
James Clayden's startling new work is an incursion into an intense episode of mental distress. A young man (Luke Ryan) walks into an empty buildingundergoing reconstruction. He is told he must leave the site for safetyreasons. Confused, he tries to explain to a group gathered in discussion that ... Read more
For years ventriloquist Harry and his wife Louise have played out a strange ritual in which the central character is a dummy named Max. Louise decides to end their guilt-inspired game. The dummy must go and Harry must find his own voice. ... Read more
With Time To Kill is a film of the street and the city, of two cops and their prey. Lt. Nick Yates and Sgt. Max Clements make a hit-list and set out to rid their town of the human garbage that has accumulated out of the corruption that surrounds them. The hunters become the hunted in deadly, urban ... Read more
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