The Globe Collector (St Kilda Film Festival) : Short Films
Australian documentary short film THE GLOBE COLLECTOR will have its World Premiere at the prestigious Opening Night of the St Kilda Film Festival on May 22 and will Internationally Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.
The 7-minute documentary is a portrait of light globe collector Andrew Pullen, who has well over 10,000 globes in one of the world’s largest private collections.
The film takes us into his incredible world, a world where a passion for electronics is all-consuming and a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome is nothing more than a label. This is the story of one man’s lonely quest to protect a part of our technological history that is fast being forgotten.
THE GLOBE COLLECTOR is a debut film from emerging filmmakers, director Summer DeRoche and producer Andrea Distefano. The duo self-funded the project with a tiny budget and a 5-person team. Completed in January 2012, the film has already secured World, International and North American Premieres at some of the world’s leading film festivals.
The original intention for making THE GLOBE COLLECTOR was for it to be submitted into the short film competition Tropfest, however it was not selected as a finalist. After crying into several rounds of beer, Summer and Andrea pulled themselves together and focused their energy on other festivals, both local and abroad.
As a result the film can now take on a new life, opening the door to unexpected and exciting opportunities.
Summer DeRoche, whose father is veteran screenwriter Everett DeRoche, is fast gaining recognition for her quirky and unique comedic style, while Distefano is an emerging producer who worked on Australian Box Office hit Bran Nue Dae and the critically acclaimed feature documentary “Murundak – Songs of Freedom”.
The filmmakers will travel to the UK to represent the film at Sheffield Doc/Fest thanks to marketing support from Screen Australia.