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Andrew Leavold

Filmmaker, Self-Employed in Maroochydore

Pulp, Trash, Love!

PRESENTED ON SEP 16, 2016
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 19

"It all started with a mad dream, and somehow I managed to get that out of the ether and onto the big screen. It's a kind of an alchemy and a magical process when you think about. Dreams can come true, even if they are horribly true."

In Pulp, Trash, Love! from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, we hear from Andrew Leavold, an unrepentant and voracious fan of the pulpier aspects of genre cinema. Documenting his hunt for the enigmatic two-foot-nine Filipino James Bond, Andrew has since toured the world with his feature length documentary The Search For Weng Weng (2013). A PhD candidate at Brisbane's Griffith University, Leavold's thesis is soon to be published as a book entitled "Bamboo Gods And Bionic Boys: A History Of Pulp Film-making In The Philippines”.  Now based in Maroochydore, Andrew Leavold owned and managed Brisbane's Trash Video, the largest cult video rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a film-maker, published author, researcher, film festival curator, musician, TV presenter, and above all, pulp cinema devotee. 

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Bag-A-Surf

BY ROB POTT
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Rob Pott from Bag-A-Surf talks about how he is dealing with the trash problems seen in beach areas, and explains the importance of trying not to use plastic bags.

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A Crash Course in Independent Filmmaking

BY KRISTIN WRIGHT
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Kristin Wright teaches us how to be an independent filmmaker. She talks about how to write stories, the challenges of film direction, and what's involved in production. Kristin touches on the good and bad points of being an independent filmmaker and gives us some tips on how to make the most of your work.

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PULP: Paper Art Party 2014

BY ROTEM YANIV
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

After last year's success, PULP: Paper Art Party has returned. Led by architect Rotem Yaniv, the fundraising event advocates for sustainable design. The event itself encompasses a live music show within a reclaimed materials art exhibit. All proceeds go towards raising funds to refurbish Street Haven at the Crossroads, a downtown emergency women's shelter. 

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Filmmaking in Turkey - Redefining the Image

BY MANUEL INACKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Manuel Inacker, freelance filmmaker and journalist, was strongly influenced by his studies and time spent in Turkey in his pursuit of imagery and how these visual expressions influence our collective memory.  In his talk, he explains with various visual examples of how images and films shaped his ideas for his own short film project named KOZA.
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Yes We Can! (Turn our trash cans into art on Milpas)

BY SHARON BYRNE
@ VOL 12 ON OCT 29, 2014

Sharon Byrne is having a great time discovering how much fun urban renewal projects can be. She’s presently engaged in raising the profile of Santa Barbara’s Eastside, first by making it safe, then turning it into a national Neighborhood-of-the-Year winner. She’s discovered an incredible community of people that love working on their neighborhood, and have pulled together to do amazing things in it. Tonight, you’re going to see one of the most ambitious projects this tremendous Eastside team has ever attempted: Yes We Can – a project to turn our public trash cans from blight into art, using the talents of our children and the strength of our youth arts programs. Enjoy!

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Trash to Treasure: Cedar Environmental

BY ZIAD ABI CHAKER
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Ziad AbiChaker, founder of Cedar Environmental, explains how waste can be turned into a valuable resource. An insightful and timely intervention, Ziad's talk gives sustainable and realistic solutions to the current trash crisis in Lebanon and other countries.

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Filmmaking in Cowboy Land

BY FABIAN HEE
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Fabian Hee offers a sneek-peek into the non-glamorous production process behind funny YouTube videos and short movies and on how to churn out screen-worthy videos on a low budget and still get somewhere!

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Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

BY MATTIE DO
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

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Why I Dumped My Trash Can: A Very Necessary Breakup

BY ANAMARIE SHREEVES
@ VOL 30 ON AUG 21, 2016

Anamarie Shreeves became a self professed zero-waster and she excelled at it. One year of waste, of actual trash, fit inside one Bell's canning jar! But being a zero-waster is not the whole story... Why not recycle? It's great, right?? Perhaps there is more to the story...