Echoes of the Suburbs

Inspired by Adolfo Bioy Casares's novella 'The Invention of Morel', 'Echoes of the Suburbs' is a future speculative fashion film exploring the dividing line between the realms of the conscious and unconscious.

Set in the near future on the outskirts of suburbia, we follow a woman as she navigates through an empty home, encountering ghost-like presence. As she moves through the empty house, this apparition become more and more entwined with her physical world, an echo of the future merging into her reality.

The film showcases works from emerging to mid-career Melbourne based fashion designers, who’s business models focus sustainability and community. The film is shot on a 360 degree camera that has been reframed creating physically impossible movements, and transcoded onto 16mm film.

Directed and Edited - Hiball
Talent - ĀN JÍ & Meg Doyle
Agency - Stone Street Agency
Stylist - Katherine Rose
HMUA - Zoe Jane Crawford
Production Design - Tiffany Dias & Kiki Wenzel
Production Assistant - George Willmott
Score: Mitchell Mackintosh
Designers - Crochet Bae, Pure Obsession, Liam Ramirez, Emily Watson, Chantelle Lucyl
Special thank you to Jun & Color Lab

  • Meg Doyle
    Key Cast
  • Angie Penna-Li
    Key Cast
  • Hiball Productions
  • Hiball Productions
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  • Genres:
    Fashion, Experimental, 360, 16mm, future
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    360 camera transfered to 16mm
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  • Student Project:
  • SHOWstudio Spring Fashion Film Showcase, 2022
    United Kingdom
    Online Premire
    Official selection
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2022
    United Kingdom
    United Kingdom Permiere
    Official selection
  • A Shaded View on Fashion Film 15, 2022
    European Premire
    Official selection
  • Melbourne Fashion Film Festival, 2022
    Australian Permiere
    Official selection
  • Official selection Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin, 2002
    Greman Permiere
    Official selection
Director Biography - Hiball Productions

Based in Melbourne, HIBALL are a director duo specialising in moving image for the digital world. Their work dances between art, fashion and technology - exploring speculative realities and memory. Operating between digital and analogue, their approach remains rooted in emotion and human experience.

Helmed by Alexandra Kirwood and Stanton Cornish-Ward, HIBALL has built a reputation creating intelligent, conceptual, stylized films that have been included in the official selections of film festivals in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Ireland, Hong Kong, Mexico,The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, U.K, and U.S.A.

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