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Films By James Clayden

CORPSE (James Clayden, 1982)
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 d… Read more

GHOST PAINTINGS (James Clayden, )
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 … Read more

HAMLET X (James Clayden, 2004)
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 h… Read more

In Absentia (James Clayden, 2007)
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 figu… Read more

marey project, the (James Clayden, )
[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… Read more

THE DESEALER (James Clayden, 2006)
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 … Read more

The Ghost Painting (James Clayden, 1986)
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The Ventriloquist (James Clayden, 1987)
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… Read more

WITH TIME TO KILL (James Clayden, 1987)
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 ac… Read more

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