In a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, tucked away among the last remaining tracts of native forest, lies a little-known place of wonder. It is the life’s work and extraordinary creation of inventor, artist and self-confessed tinkerer, Blair Somerville.
For over ten years Blair has single-handedly owned, operated and ceaselessly expanded the Lost Gypsy Gallery, his wonderland of homegrown wizardry and a playground for kids and adults alike. Using only recycled materials, Blair takes DIY to artistic extremes. His creations are ingenious, interactive, and often hilariously impractical. They take many shapes and forms and share an uncanny ability to amaze, entertain and inspire.
‘Lost & Found’ invites you to take a peek into Blair’s bizarre and beautiful world.
A film experiment by Joey Bania, made with funding from the BBC Worldwide Young Producers’ grant.
Music provided by The Books - thebooksmusic.com/
Clothing provided by Cactus Equipment - cactusequipment.co.nz/
If you’d like to visit Blair, please note that he is open summers only, November - April, 10am to 5pm. Closed Wednesdays
The first in a series of short videos where I experiment with color & movement.
Music by Lullatone
A 60sec experiment with the color Indigo.
John Brion - Spotless Mind
I’ve never been to an exhibit like Ann Hamiltons: the event of a thread before that had inspired me to no end. So one day I brought my parents and a camera and documented my experience.
Music / Sufjan Stevens - Redford ( for Yia -Yia and Pappou)
We live in a time where anything is possible and anything can be built - as long as we can bring together the right people around the right ideas.
Startup Weekend is a global initiative that brings together passionate individuals with unique skill sets and experiences, then challenges them to turn their ideas into reality over the course of a weekend.
This film captures the journey of two participants at Startup Weekend in Toronto: Ronan Levy (Delirious App) and Eugene Woo (Vizualize.me), and explores what it means to live the life of a startup entrepreneur.
‘Startup Weekend’ was screened at Startup Weekend Toronto on Friday November 18th 2011.