Michael Gill is an advanced amateur digital filmmaker. His video activities commenced seven years ago and are driven by passion for the art form and subject matter interest. He has no formal training but is a product of British and Australian online training. In 2019 he photographed almost all the street art of consequence across the CBD and Inner West of Sydney. From this experience developed the documentary Walls & Messages. The documentary won six awards including Best Art Film and Best Short Documentary (UK); Finalist in Singapore; and Award Winner in India. Recently Jarjum won Best Documentary in Tokyo and Istanbul and a Logie in the Athens International Film Festival.
I have completed three competition documentaries. Typically they require nine months to shoot and edit. All my work is self funded to ensure complete control. If you have an idea feel free to approach me via email.
Walls & Messages - review comments
"I wouldn’t change anything- it has a story and artist stories within the story. Each story has a beginning, middle, end and the whole is wrapped nicely. An overwhelmingly positive message about street art and the tireless devotion of the artists who have a special place in our society. I think the video will heighten awareness and appreciation for street art amongst people who may not have thought about it."
"For me, it was more like a kind of relaxation piece appealing to mood, somewhat like wandering through a garden, so structure wasn’t much of an issue for me. That said, the conclusion was great, really effective."
"Your film really is an impressive and well put together piece of work, so we are thrilled to hear you are motivated to continue working on new projects!"