MERCURY CX IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE HANLON LARSEN FELLOWSHIP
In 2020, the inaugural annual Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship was launched to support a South Australian screen-practitioner who embodies the creative spirit of the late Cole Larsen, with funding to create an avant-garde screen-based work.
The initial five-year screen fellowship was been established by SA Film Corp chairman Peter Hanlon
This Fellowship is supported with $25,000 of cash funding by Peter Hanlon with Flinders University, and $10,000 of direct production support from Mercury CX. The successful awardee’s project will be eligible for an Adelaide Film Festival screening.
The winner of the inaugural fellowship was announced at the 2020 Screenmakers Connect conference.
“Cole Larsen was a screen production lecturer at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, but this title belies the broad range of experiences Cole enjoyed through his lifetime. As well as being a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, Cole has worked, among other things (!), as a research and photo-journalist, director in children’s television, corporate, community and medical documentary, a film Producer and Director and an artist.
Through his active participation in South Australia’s film industry, both via Flinders University and more broadly, Cole inspired a generation (or three) of South Australian screenmakers, artists and creators. Cole loved many different types of films but had a particular love of surreal and experimental film.
Over the years he challenged his students and fellow filmmakers to push every boundary they came across. Cole’s impact on South Australia’s film industry cannot be underestimated.”
The Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship has been established to inspire and enable aspiring experimental and surreal screenmakers to develop their distinctive voice and create bold work for the screen and will ensure that Cole’s commitment to think (and do) outside the square will live on.
For additional information including the 2021 application process visit Flinders University.
Filmmaker, designer and animator, Flinders University alumna Emma Hough Hobbs, has taken out the inaugural $35,000 Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship from a competitive field of 50 candidates.
Her project, ‘Film On Film‘ (Working title), is a 3-6 minute experimental doc-animation hybrid exploring the compelling charm of celluloid, which Emma says aims to showcase “how to spot when a film has been shot with the good stuff”.
“It will be shot on Kodak stock and the animation will then be captured frame by frame on Kodak film itself, allowing the audience to realise and appreciate the feeling celluloid can lend to a film,” she explains.
While locally collaborative, the project taps into the worldwide fascination with the capturing of light.
Launched in April 2020, funds an experimental film project with production and in-kind support of $35,000 in partnership with Flinders University and Mercury CX.
The completed project will screen as part of the Adelaide Film Festival.
The screen fellowship has been established by SA Film Corporation chairman Peter Hanlon, in honour of his friend, collaborator and industry luminary, the late Flinders University screen production lecturer Cole Larsen.