BARANI x Vivid 2024

Our studio is delighted to be a part of Vivid Sydney 2024!

We wrote, directed and produced BARANI, a short film on exhibition at The National Maritime Museum and also projected on their roof as part of Vivid Sydney 2024!

BARANI is a bittersweet narrative set in Warrane (Sydney Cove) 500 years ago, juxtaposing the current Anthropocene with a time of harmony between humans and nature. The story, rich in historical and cultural value, prompts audiences to reconsider the history of the land under their feet. Barani explores the dynamics of a mother-son relationship on the cusp of coming-of-age, emphasising themes of love, connection and independence. The symbiosis between humanity and the natural world underscores the importance of mutual care for the environment and each other. Barani encourages the audience to connect with ways of the past and review our current coexistence with nature.

 

Photos of BARANI at Vivid 2024

Credits

The work was initially made for VIVID Sydney 2024 and commissioned by Destination NSW. It was financially supported by the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Barani
Jahmin Weatherall

Tayarni
Genevieve Stewart

Directors
Jake Duczynski
James Hackett

Producer
Melissa Azizi

Development Producer
Chloe Marshall
Sabina Pjetrovic

Script
Jake Duczynski
James Hackett

Background Design
Emily Hestelow
Zoë Velonas

Character Design
Emily Hestelow
Zoë Velonas

Storyboard
Emily Hestelow

3D Modelling
Jalamara Towney

3D Texturing
Zoë Velonas

3D Rigging
Jalamara Towney

3D Animation
Jalamara Towney
Ivan Anggabrata
Emily Hestelow

VFX
Dhimanth Rao
Paul Carlton

3D Lighting
Dhimanth Rao
Paul Carlton

Compositing
Paul Carlton
Emily Hestelow
Zoë Velonas

Additional 3D Modelling & Rigging
Vishus Productions

Additional 3D Animation
Vishus Productions

Sound Design, Mix & Master
James Henry

Music Composer
James Henry

Additional Sound Design
Jake Duczynski
James Hackett

Vocalists
Jacinta Tobin
Kaleena Briggs
Nardi Simpson

Recording Studio
Electric Sheep Music

Music Engineer
Georgia Collins

Consultation
Uncle Ray Davidson
Aunty Barbara Simms
Aunty Yvonne Simms
Uncle Shayne Williams
Uncle Dennis Foley
Uncle Chicka Madden
Uncle Allen Madden
Uncle Vic Simms
Aunty Margret Campbell
Matt Poll
Rhoda Roberts
Tyson Frigo

Additional Consultation & Research
Australian National Maritime Museum First Nations Team
State Library of NSW First Nations Team
The Australian Museum First Nations Team
Daryn McKenny
Jacinta Tobin

Special Thanks
Peter Tattersall
Neridah Wyatt-Spratt
Joel Heywood
Luke Jurevicius
Kate Stenhouse
Megan Leslie