Kelly Dolen at Soundwaves Studios, South Melbourne
Filmmaker Kelly Dolen last month completed work on a new Australian feature-length film ‘John Doe’ – a powerful and at times extremely violent body of work about a politically motivated serial-killer vigilante who hunts down repeat offenders that have “slipped through the system”.
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Dear TENANT readers: Thank you for your emails and posts, asking after my ankle and when my next post might be coming. I am now walking again, in matching shoes – albeit with a limp and a lot of “hardware” … Continue reading
Amy in the studio, CSHL, NY, photo by Susan Lauter
Happy 2013 TENANT readers! I hope you all had marvellous summer (or winter) breaks, making memories with your favourite people.
I myself had a great break, followed by not so good one. Two weeks ago and at the tail end of a lovely summer holiday spent roaming 3182, 3000, 3161 and 3460 I was overcome by a fit of cleaning.
Mid-way through this dangerous decision I fell rather dramatically from a bench onto some unforgiving white tiles – snapping my ankle and ending up at the Alfred Hospital. I left four days later the proud owner of two new metal plates and 12 screws in my leg.
If you have ever had a broken bone (this is my first – well six-in-one hit actually) you will know they come with a generous side of pain and one which knocked me right off my 2013 schedule! So apologies readers that this profile has arrived later than expected but the unexpected got right in the way.
I hope you find that the wait was worth it and that you enjoy this profile (with extra photos) and my very first TENANT Abroad*.
It’s with great delight that I introduce to you Dr. Amy Nisselle – I’ve known Amy for many years and have watched her career bloom – tended by her smarts, her unwavering commitment to science communication, and a voracious appetite for travel and discovery.
Tenant 3056, Kate Moon at home, 2012
I have long admired Kate Moon’s talent (she prefers to call it a passion – but more on that a bit later) – and I also really like her long red hair. She has been on my TENANT list since I conceived the idea for the blog, but it was her recent zombie character project that triggered the interview chase.
Alongside interesting freelance work for Melbourne art and advertising clients, Kate has been drawing a zombie a day for 79 days straight now, from zombie Can-Can girls to Sumo wrestlers, her list is growing with daily inspiration and requests from fans. Her election day *special* depicting a zombie Obama eating a zombie Romney’s brains was a particular highlight.
Joseph Kelly talks to TENANT Mag 2012
A gang of robbers broke into a lawyer’s club by mistake. The old legal lions gave them a fight for their life and their money. The gang was very happy to escape. “It ain’t so bad,” one crook noted. “We got $500 between us.” The other screamed: “I warned you to stay clear of lawyers — we had $5000 when we broke in!”
Joseph Kelly is a workplace lawyer and works out of the historical Trades Hall building on the corner of Lygon and La Trobe Streets; corner of Carlton and Melbourne. If you didn’t already know his professional background, his business address alone illustrates a passion to assist individuals negotiating with larger corporations – in his case particularly around job termination and redundancy.
Sarah at home, Melbourne 3066
Ever curious about the sound of those who work in sound, listening to Sarah while she told her tales was worth the trip across town. Her voice is at once melodic and husky, and often punctuated with a light girlish laugh. The combination packs a playful yet earnest punch, and makes for easy listening.
When I met her at her Collingwood home she, and her partner Zec, had just moved north from St. Kilda (“the other side of the river”) and were in the throes of getting settled. Happy to be closer to her place of work, Melbourne’s community radio station 3PBS, she also spoke fondly of missing St. Kilda’s beaches and beach-walks with her dog.