The Design Files Open House 2012 film, directed and edited by Jessica Leski.

DEAREST readers!  Today I am very excited and a little nervous to share with you a short film about this year’s TDF Open House, staged earlier this month in Melbourne!  Oh Lord, the film is so gorgeous, AND the music is brilliant..!  PLEASE do have a look, and if you like what you see, please share!

Once again this year, we teamed up with my dear friend, documentary film maker Jessica Leski, who directed and edited this film.  No words can describe my love for Jess Leski today.  She is a STAR.  So immensely talented, and so very generous with her time and patience, thankyou SO MUCH Lesk!

Thankyou also to you ALL, dear readers, for your amazing support of this project, for the second year running!  SO MANY of you visited Open House this year.  (I’m already looking for an even bigger house next time!).  Whilst many of you have seen our photos and lots of lovely press coverage, nothing quite beats the moving image to capture the magic and madness of this project!  This year, in addition to the usual ramblings from me, the film includes cameos by a couple of lovely local creatives, notably artist Lucas Grogan and artist / stylist Marsha Golemac – major spunks, the both of them.

IF you have trouble viewing the film above, please pop over and view it on VIMEO!  At full screen, even. (I know, I know, I look exhausted. Hey, it was a big month!).  It goes for 7 minutes.

Thanks also to the EXTREMELY talented local bands who have generously allowed usage of their music for this film. THE MUSIC IN THIS FILM IS SO GOOD!  Please show your support by taking a moment to like these brilliant local bands on Facebook – we heart them a LOT.

Film Crew

Edited and directed by Jessica Leski

Cinematography – Michael Latham and Kitty Green.

Additional Camera – Ash Koek and Jessica Leski

Stills – Brooke Holm

Music by

Hunter Carpenter
huntercarpenter.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/huntercarpenterband

Okashii Na
soundcloud.com/okashii_na
facebook.com/melbourneokashiina

Nearly Oratorio
nearlyoratorio.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/NearlyOratorio

Dirt Farmer
dirtfarmerband.com
dirtfarmerband.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/dirtfarmermusic

I am struggling not to do the whole enormous Open House thankyou list again… to all our amazing staff, friends, husbands, boyfriends, family – you know who you are – THANKYOU!   Massive thanks in particular to our major event sponsors without whom there would be no Open House at all – Jardan, Mini and Marimekko, we salute you!