All posts in Aim High

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Filmmakers Are Family
On: October 29, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

The meta-focus of AIM HIGH! was always going to be Propaganda – both good and bad, both sophisticated (as seen in the corporate West) and didactic (...

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Kim Jong Il The Filmmaker
On: October 29, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Kim Jong-il, Manifesto, Propaganda

“The Cinema is a powerful ideological weapon.” KIM JONG IL 1987 Kim Jong Il is known in the West as a ruthless Dictator. But his extraordi...

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The Evils Of Fracking
On: October 17, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Gas Fracking

“The basic duty of the creative group is to make revolutionary films of high artistic value, which make an effective contribution to arming the ...

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The Happy Village of Erskineville
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, Propaganda

So I’d got back in one piece from North Korea; I’d learned how to make a propaganda film in Kim Jong Il’s style; and I’d just finished two int...

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The Exploding Sound Recordist
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

But the most old fashioned aspect of North Korea’s filmmaking process is Sound. No dialogue is recorded on set – not even guide tracks. There is n...

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How Do You Get Inside The Most Isolated Nation On Earth?
On: October 8, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

In 2012, thanks to the charming Nick Bonner (filmmaker, tour operator, art collector, and walking encyclopedia of all things North Korea), my cinemato...

Director Anna Broinowski at the Dear Leader’s statue: Mansudae Hill, Pyongyang.
Why AIM HIGH IN CREATION?
On: October 8, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Gas Fracking, Kim Jong-il

Crazy, right? I made a film about North Korean propaganda cinema. The crazy part is, it contained a short North Korean-style drama, made by an Aussie ...