Documentary Project: A Prickly Affair

Watch the full film here: A Prickly Affair – Documentary By Michael Firus from Michael Firus on Vimeo. Shot over the course of a few weeks, my latest project encapsulates a subject typically Melbournian;  Small-scale artisinal enterprise. Unassumingly at the corner of Swanston and Collins St in Melbourne, a  small kiosk offering a variety ofContinue reading “Documentary Project: A Prickly Affair”

Documentary Project: Heart Horse

Heart Horse – Documentary By Michael Firus and Ildikó Varga from Michael Firus on Vimeo. Every now and then in one’s cinematic career, there comes moments where time stands still. These moments possess an element of sheer and blatant beauty. OK, without sounding too romantic, one such moment took place at a shoot for aContinue reading “Documentary Project: Heart Horse”

Promo-Documentary: M.E.A.C

  One of the most rewarding aspects of filmmaking is knowing that something new is always around the corner. One part of this is the discovery of artforms and vocations that I have previously had little knowledge about their very existence.  So I was delighted when this treasured occurrence took place once again. This timeContinue reading “Promo-Documentary: M.E.A.C”

Documentary Project: Metal Couture

Metal Couture from Michael Firus on Vimeo. Continuing my pursuit of humanity’s intricate pursuits, I had the pleasure of making a short documentary on the renowned jeweller William Griffiths. With a career spanning many continents and 40 years, William has developed a distinct style – one that emerges from a synthesis of intricacy, colour andContinue reading “Documentary Project: Metal Couture”

Documentary Project: Sawdust Bureau

Sawdust Bureau – Documentary By Michael Firus from Michael Firus on Vimeo. Woodworking has always been an area that intrigued me. During my high school years, when editing suites and cameras strained the eyes, I often turned to it as an alternative creative pursuit. It’s tactility and messiness created a refreshing contrast to my worldContinue reading “Documentary Project: Sawdust Bureau”

Documentary Project: Bespoke

Bespoke – Documentary By Michael Firus (Extended Cut) from Michael Firus on Vimeo. The small-scale yet intricate pursuits of  humanity interest me greatly; those art forms which seem concentrated and distilled. Never one to attend a ball without something special for my companion, a great interest in gems and precious metals began to form overContinue reading “Documentary Project: Bespoke”

Documentary Project: A Secret Place

Live at A Secret Place – The Connie Lansberg Quartet – A Michael Firus Video from Michael Firus on Vimeo. A couple of months ago I stumbled on this amazing club, and decided what better way to get the word out than to shoot a micro-documentary. Connie Lansberg; the Quartets vocalist gives a brief rundownContinue reading “Documentary Project: A Secret Place”