SACRIFICE

By George KALPA

CALLUMNY FILMS - as PROD / PROMO

Social issues - Completed 2015

PITCH: Through the prism of the Melbourne’s indie music scene and industry, SACRIFICE explores the importance of art to those that create it and those that consume it.

Festivals
& Awards

On Vous Mont Mockumentary Film Festival (Lyon, France) 2016
Official Selection
On Vous Mont Mockumentary Film Festival (Lyon, France) 2017
Official Selection (Retrospective Program)
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary, Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 18 mn
    • Director(s)
    • George KALPA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sean MCINTYRE
    • Producer(s)
    • George KALPA (Inaway Productions), Gene KALPA (Inaway Productions), Sean MCINTYRE (Callumny Films)
    • Synopsis
    • TAGLINE: Ask not what art can do for you. Ask them what they’re willing to do for their art.

      PLOT OUTLINE:
      Like flies on a wall, we join ALITHIA watching as they arrive to play at prominent inner city venue in Melbourne, Australia. At face value TIBOR, JONNIE, JEFF, DANNY and VAL are good mates - seasoned professionals who go about the business of set-up and sound-check with a minimum of fuss.

      Yet under the surface, unease is apparent within and between each member. Participating in interviews with the film crew, we discover that the goals and aspirations of these dedicated musicians are changing, and in some ways, waning. Outside forces and conflicting priorities are represented by the band’s newly appointed digital marketing consultant and the manager of the venue where they are playing.

      More than ever, the commercial realities of running the band as a small business are in direct conflict with a deep desire to simply create art, share it and connect with the world through it.

      Punters assemble for ALITHIA’s ‘Departure Show’. Disinterest. Disconnection. Disaster?

      COMMENTS: Official Selection - 2016 and 2017 On Vous Mont Mockumentary Film Festival (Lyon, France)

      GENRE:
      Drama, Mockumentary, Docufiction

      THEMES:
      ● How far artists are willing to go when the 'fun' or 'love' is gone In an attempt to 'be something' or 'be someone'
      ● The meaning art has in our lives
      ● How seriously do we take art? How far would you be willing to go for your art
      ● The business of producing music versus the art of producing music
      ● Legacy, celebrity and branding of art
      ● The role social media plays in the way society now connects us and also disconnects us from each other

      MEDIA RELEASES – URLS: TBA
      ESTIMATED PRODUCTION BUDGET: AUD4000