The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is back: but 2021 sees it uber en trend coming in lockdown 6.0 form aka you can watch it from your casa. Excellent news right as we see the light at the end of the tunnel because Netflix, Stan and Binge are SERIOUSLY getting boring, so a dose of doco reality is what we NEED before we come out into the open on Friday like the scared weird little guys we all are. Sprink and Sam The Review Guy have reviewed a couple, but there are tonnes to check out SO CHECK, Sprinks.
Inferno Without Borders = YAH
I (Sam the Review Guy) knew the environmental docos were going to be a lot, especially the ones based here in Aus because like hello, our rapist-filled Government get hard ons for coal – what is there to joke about??? And how can I make a Lizzo reference when talking about animals being burnt alive? I lit can’t. So take your joke-seeking energy and put it into watching this doco. It’s stunning, emotional and all the things a good enviro doco should be: inspirational, real, uplifting as and feat. firefighters – who I’ve never been so thankful for. They’re real heroes. Watch their doco.
Finding Creativity = NAH
Here at The Sprinkler we love creative people. Creatives are fab. They help the World go ‘round and spread joy. So a doco on creatives? Yus. This is my Jam (Turn It Up)*. But gang, I watched Finding Creativity and although the footage was stun, I’m still searching for what tf this doco was about. Rando people talking about their creative processes and how they like to work on their own? I’ve never produced a doco but I feel like alienating your audience by saying “I hate collaboration” feels wrong to me? It also had a FCUK tonne of B-Roll shot around Melbourne. Like yes, gorg. But also what do the Bolte Bridge, Docklands and glass blowing have in common? IDK.
*If you don’t get that reference we can’t be friends.