Sarah Jayne is a freelance and creative writer, life model, filmmaker and art director currently residing in Elwood - her current film Daughter is touring to make changes in society-
Published June 7th 2012
If you are a film maker or film enthusiast and you haven't been to Guerilla Film Nite on a Sunday night then you should put it in your diary and make sure that you come along to the next one.
Guerilla Film Nite is hosted by Melbourne film maker Gregory Pakis, who directed, produced and acted in the well acclaimed film The Garth Method, aswell as the brilliant documentary Garth Lives in a Van. Both films are documentary/mocumentry in style and are based around Gregory's alter ego, Garth and touch on Gregory's own real life adventures and experiences as a film maker and a young man living in Melbourne.
Gregory chooses a handful of indie films which he believes are standouts to play on the night and before the films are played there is time to mingle with like minded individuals and talk film and network. I suggest you do come in at opening time and bring your business cards as you can meet some really interesting film minded people.
The night is a stand out from other film nights as it incorporates left of field discussions, (last Sunday we discussed the process of meditation) and an open mic section for any poets who wish to have their five minutes of fame. After each film is shown, you also get to question the film makers and before everyone leaves, Gregory gives the audience some fun 'Secret Assignment Homework'.
The address for the event is The Birmingham Hotel, corner Johnston and Smith Street Fitzroy. Event starts at 6pm for networking, film screening starts at 7.30pm and the night finishes up about 10pm. Gregory aims to have the night on every 6 weeks, depending on his schedule, but they are always held on a Sunday night at the same venue.