Hellboy was originally conceived in 1991 by comic creator Mike Mignola, and appeared in various one-off stories and illustrations before his own title arrived in 1994. Despite his bright red, horned humanoid appearance, Hellboy is technically only half-demon, as the comics establish him to be the child of a Duke of Hell and a human witch. Born in Hell after his mother’s body was taken there by his biological father, Hellboy was summoned to Earth in 1944 as the result of a Nazi occult ritual led by the sorcerer Grigori Rasputin . In the comics, he appears in England, where American soldiers and Professor Trevor Bruttenholm are investigating Nazi activity.
Over time, it became clear that the young Hellboy was, despite his appearance, an apparently good soul, and in a matter of years he was recruited to become the world’s most effective paranormal investigator. Working with Bruttenholm as his mentor and surrogate father, Hellboy travels the world battling various paranormal threats.
‘Recognition’ is a film featuring First Peoples fashion starring actor Tasia Zalar and model Nathan McQuire, both from Melbourne. ‘Recognition’ is set against Hong Kong’s iconic cityscape and draws parallels between Hong Kong and Melbourne’s urban design culture.
The fashion film by the same name will also premiere in Hong Kong. Philip Boon is the film’s Creative Director and it was shot in Hong Kong by Helen Clemens. Enjoy the teaser!
Recognition is one of a series of exhibitions and events that will showcase the breadth and innovation of #Melbourne fashion design in Hong Kong. Around 90 local fashion designers will feature across the program which spans men’s and women’s wear, accessories, millinery, costume design, and more.
The Melbourne Fashion Showcase runs from 1–9 December 2018 in Hong Kong.
Acclaimed British multimedia, performance and installation artist Sue Austin will present the South Hemisphere premiere of her underwater, live art event ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ exclusively as part of the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL) Film Fest in October, 2018 …
Sue Austin, from Devon, UK, is a disabled artist who aims to change perceptions of the wheelchair. For her, after spending years bedbound, the wheelchair gives her freedom. She ‘flies’ a NHS wheelchair underwater. In this film she adapted the chair with battery powered propellers and large perspex aerofoils to control turns. She is in the process of applying for a patent and hopes that one day these chairs will be made available at diving centres across the world.
This film was shot and edited by Norman Lomax of Moving Content, UK
Sue Austin has also been working with Ogo Technology a co. set to revolutionize the area around personal transportation and mobility.
The Ogo team has blended cutting edge electronics and battery technology with an innovative intuitive hands free control system, to introduce a new era in personal transportation and freedom of movement for maximum independence.
After a grueling three-year journey of over 150,000 miles traveled and 3,000,000 pictures taken, renowned timelapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan are proud to introduce SKYGLOW; a hardcover photo book and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the grave threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “skyglow,” and the Dark Sky Movement that’s fighting to reclaim the night skies.
Featured by rock legends The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, BBC Earth, National Geographic, Time, National Park Service, and over 1000 media outlets, SKYGLOW images and videos have been seen by over half a billion people.