Métisse du santal
On the New Caledonian archipelago, Jeanine, my grandmother, follows the trail of her 'Sandalwood Métis' origins. She is looking for a Kanak hut which, according to her cousin, contains the belongings of their ancestor, a sandalwood trader. The sandalwood trade is an important and often concealed part of New Caledonian history. With the upcoming referendum on independence in 2018, the country is in search of its identity.
Life at a Snail's Pace
Marla Coppolino is on a mission to enlighten you to the plight of the lowly land snail through creative, bizarre and unconventional means.
Soundtrack made of snail shell by David Denyer.
Official selection: Hot Docs 2016, London Short Film Festival 2016, Palm Springs Int ShortFest 2016, Gold of Heart International Short Film Festival 2016, Environmental Film Festival Australia 2016, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2016, Festival International du Documentaire Emergent 2017 and DOXA 2017.
Awards: BUFVC's Learning on Screen Student Production Documentary Award 2016
EDA Award for Best Female Directed Short Film at DOXA 2017
Meet Me at the Albany: A Grownup's playground
This is the story of the participants of Meet Me at the Albany, an over 60's group who regained their spark through art and friendship.
Co-directed with Anna Wistreich, Ellie Stephenson and Zoe Kinross.
Alexandra Gaulupeau is a documentary filmmaker, based in Melbourne, who seeks to give a voice to the often unheard or marginalized and to challenge the common perception of the world. She has a knack for finding amazing and unusual stories in the unlikeliest of places and looks for the links between us all, be it human or mollusk!
She is holds a MA in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths University and a Masters in Global Media Communications from the University of Melbourne.