Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Dominic Colucci

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TGG: Could you tell our readers about yourself?

DC: Sure thing! My name is Dominic Colucci, I’m 23, and I’m an Australian-based Art and Photography high school teacher who just so happens to dabble a lot in filmmaking! When I can, I’m trying to make films that appear high budget or utilise clever visual effects but with $0 budgets. I am part of the filmmaking trio ‘Gimble Productions’ alongside my good friends Jacinta Kezelos and Tom McGill, and we are constantly trying to one-up ourselves project after project!

TGG: It’s great that your doing films with a team. Could you tell us about your film, “Slow” and what inspired it?

DC: ‘Slow’ was based on the simple premise that ‘if time goes by fast when you’re having fun, what about the opposite?’. It’s an examination of loss and grief, as well as overcoming the emotions that can make life dreary and slow.

‘Slow’ was a project I had worked on while studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney a number of years ago. At the time, I was doing a course on experimental video practices. I wanted to experiment with blending slow motion footage and real-time footage in the same shots in order to tell a compelling story. To emphasise the effect, there are a lot of subtle details about the world the man lives in, from slowly swinging post-box chains, impossibly slow water droplets falling off the man’s face, and even birds flying slowly.
 


 
TGG: Could you tell us about some of your other work?

DC: I mainly work alongside the aforementioned Gimble Productions. We are just a small, no budget film production effort who just want to make our way in the film industry. The trio, myself included, just want to create stories that resonate with people, make people laugh, or are merely personal explorations of the medium to help push ourselves to our creative limits.

You can find some of our work over on our YouTube Channel ‘Gimble Productions’: https://youtube.com/channel/UCe-FnksToal8wt4bOm7rPVw

TGG: Including this short horror film, “Runner” which was in festivals last year:

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TGG: What’s next for you?

DC: Im always trying to top myself in each film I make or take part within. Gimble Productions has a number of films in the works that aim to continue our desire of achieving our own creative goals and trying out new things – we do have the hope of making a full length feature film, mockumentaries, action films, and perhaps even fully 2D animated short films! There is no real telling what project is next for us – we go with the flow and just want to put out high quality entertainment!

TGG: How can we best support you?

DC: I post a lot of my work onto my Instagram photography page @dbryanphotography – it includes behind the scenes looks at the filmmaking processes, as well my own digital art and photography. If you’re interested in that kind of thing, check it out!

If you are keen to support us, check us out on Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/gimbleprod/
And Instagram @gimbleprod
and of course keep our eye on on our YouTube account!

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