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"the cerebral city" Now Online!

An exploration of the power of public space, urban design, and finding yourself in a city. Please enjoy and share!

In this documentary, a young Australian woman discovers Melbourne’s public spaces through the narration of a designer who helped transform these spaces from a dying wasteland into vibrant places for people.

Shot in 2014 with the generosity of my new ‘mates' and city designers, it reflects my own sense of self-discovery when I first wandered Melbourne’s laneways. Prior to this I’d become sort of disillusioned in my own relationship with filmmaking, but Melbourne inspired me to chase that magic place between information and emotion by combining an urban design tour with a "sense of place" meditation.

I hope that people who watch this can get excited about creating cities that are dynamic, creative and inviting to anyone.

directed, shot and edited by 
JOHN MOODY moodyfilm.com

original music by
ANDREW TUTTLE andrewtuttle.com.au

featuring
IAN DRYDEN
ALEXANDRIA DRUMMOND
DARON DEONIER
WHITNEY ANDERSON
ROB ADAMS

sound design by
NOAH WOODBURN

technical advisors
ROS RHYMER
JACK O’CONNOR

very special thanks to
CAMPBELL DRAKE
DARON DEONIER
BRYCE KAVANAGH
DAVID KAVANAGH
SAMANTHA CLARKE
NICK MARRIOTT
ERIC SHEFFIELD

special thanks to
RUSS ALSOBROOK, A.S.C.
ANNE WHISTON-SPIRN
JASON GARCIA
RIGNEY SACKLEY
JIM GARROW
KEVIN CLEMENT
MARIONA GUIU
SIMON HOWE
JOHN CRANSTON
CITY OF MELBOURNE
FED SQUARE MANAGEMENT
PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP
HOPETOUN TEA ROOMS
THE MESS HALL
DUKE’S
BAKER STREET STUDIOS
KEEP ME POSTED

Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
Format: Magic Lantern RAW
Lenses: Canon 24-70mm f4 L IS, Nikon AI-s lenses
Stabilization: Steadicam Merlin 2

Funded independently and totally non-commercial :)