Private Project


Set in the basalt plain, grasslands on Dja Dja Wurrung Country, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Accupuncture treatment takes place. Treatment invites the viewer to harness the spirit/energy of a natural environment for healing purposes. To engage with an ecological relationship between the heaven’s, the humans and the earth as well as the elements of Air, Earth and Water. Acupuncture and healing is such a force, but invisible and mostly quiet. The collaboration with film and music make it seeable and hearable and part of the wider landscape.

  • Leonie Van Eyk
  • Forest Keegel
    Key Cast
  • Taffy Avard
    Key Cast
    "TCM practitioner"
  • Leonie Van Eyk
  • David Waters
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 AUD
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Pro Res
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Leonie Van Eyk

Leonie Van Eyk hails from the Castlemaine area and is prolific in and around it collaborating with artists and telling the story of its uniques participants. Over the past twenty years she has filmed a desert to the sea experience for a group of young First Nations drummers on tour, she filmed the tale of the longest running brass foundry band in all of Australia, "Under a Tin Roof", The local "Billy Cart Challenge", and alongside numerous artists in the midst of their practice. Her collaborative film "Secessionist" has played to audiences in Berlin at numerous festivals and won an outstanding achievement award at Berlin Flash Film Festival 2017. The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival had Leonie sitting as secretary of the board for the past 3 years.

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