Del Kathryn Barton's BLAZE
By Blaze producer, Sam Jennings, July 2022
Acclaimed Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton (Director, Writer) makes her stunning feature debut, combining live action, puppetry and animation - starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Julia Savage with BLAZE.
BLAZE had its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival where it screened as part of the International Narrative Competition in June.
BLAZE then screened In Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival, with Q+A and Guest Speaker events at the iconic State Theatre. It was an absolute privilege to be able to share the cinema with many of the BLAZE cast and crew who worked so tirelessly to bring Del's unique vision to life - including some of you! We received a standing ovation and had the most incredible, deeply felt questions from the audience, which our team responded to beautifully.
Across the continent, BLAZE played at Switzerland's Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in early July where it received Honorable Mention and won the Imagining The Future Award for Best Production Design. Congratulations to Alex Holmes and Del's extraordinary design team.
Ahead of the 25 August 2022 release date, BLAZE screened as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival programme, and then at the Cinéfest Oz Film Festival.
A link to the trailer via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMMxLCQkOHs
For all screenings, go to https://www.flicks.com.au/movie/blaze-2022/
TIME OUT: REVIEW OF BLAZE
Written by Stephen A Russell, Sunday 19 June 2022
Legendary Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton's feature film debut is a masterpiece of catharsis.
There is an extraordinary moment of catharsis at the heart of Archibald Prize-winning artist Del Kathryn Barton's emotionally confronting but ultimately mesmeric debut feature Blaze. Filmed in her hometown of Sydney, it stars an incredible Julia Savage as the eponymous twelve-year-old protagonist. Her visually arresting interior life – lushly recreating Barton's fantastical artwork via a combination of stop-animation and puppetry inserted into the live-action – is torn apart after she witnesses a brutal attack. READ MORE