The award-winning HUNT ANGELS is a non-fiction feature film about Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks who in 1939 began a movie making spree that took on the powerful cinema conglomerates, a corrupt police commissioner, the cultural cringe and a police posse all in their passionate pursuit to make the great Australian film.
HUNT ANGELS uses an innovative digital composite technique whereby the characters come alive in the real world of Sydney in the 30s and 40s. The performances are filmed in period settings and against green screen, the choreography of movement and lighting having been matched to background elements, and then inserted into striking b/w archival photographs which have been manipulated to appear as three dimensional space.
Australian Film Institute Awards - Best Documentary, Best Cinematography in a Documentary, Visual FX Award
Film Critics Circle of Australia - Best Feature Documentary
Australian Screen Sound Awards - Best Achievement in Sound for a Documentary
Hong Kong IFF