Love Untitled set for international premiere on Portable.tv

A new Australian short film, Love Untitled, produced by The Sapphires associate producer Lauren Edwards, and written and directed by Maia Horniak is set to have its international premiere on Portable.tv.

Horniack won the MTV One80 Project in 2010 with The Sellers. Edwards produced Nash Edgerton’s Bear. The pair are working towards their first feature project Mixtape, with The Sapphire’s producer Rosemary Blight for Goalpost Pictures.

The film had its world premiere at St Kilda Film Festival.

The announcement:

The short film Love Untitled, by Australian director Maia Horniak, will premiere internationally tomorrow on Portable.tv, the New York-based on-line culture platform.

Portable curates beautiful and ground breaking video across fashion, film, music, art and culture. The platform also acts as an expansive archive of video from some of the world’s most influential directors, producers, photographers and designers.

Love Untitled, written, directed and edited by Maia Horniak and produced by Lauren Edwards (Producer: Bear, Associate Producer: The Sapphires) is a poetic and unconventional narrative about the essence of love, starring Kathryn Beck (East of Everything) and Kipan Rothbury (Young Lions).  The central couple’s story is told through extraordinary visual artistry and a stunning soundscape by composer Basil Hogios and sound designer Lawrence Horne.  DOP is Callan Green.

“Love Untitled was an experimental and unscripted process to explore deeper notions of love and conflict purely cinematically. It is my third film that explores music driven narrative, and I am keen to take this idea further with my first feature film Mixtape,” Maia said.

The film has its world premiere at the St Kilda Short Film Festival earlier this year.

Producer Lauren Edwards said:”We are looking to hit a wide audience really quickly with Love Untitled. Maia and I decided that rather the film festival circuit, we should premiere the film online as soon as possible, and Portable is the perfect blog to do so. It’s about making the film freely accessible to thousands of people online rather than a few hundred at a film festival.”

Maia, who is currently in development with the feature film Mixtape, also to be produced by Lauren Edwards with Goalpost Pictures Australia’s Rosemary Blight, was born in Paris to Czechoslovakian parents. She graduated from one of the world’s most prestigious film and art schools, FAMU in Prague, and also The Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen, and has a Masters in Film Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

She has directed over a dozen short films and documentaries, a TV series pilot, a one-hour Tele-movie, and several TV commercials, online digital content, and music videos.  In 2010 Maia was the winner of the OPTUS MTV one80 project with the trailer The Sellers. Last year, The Sellers was completed as a one-hour telemovie drama produced by MTV and Goalpost Pictures Australia.

Source: Goalpost Pictures press release

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