SHORT FILMS

 



Inang Maynila (2020)
Directed and edited James J. Robinson
Cinematography by Edward Goldner
Produced by Eileen Remoroza

The first film shot on 35mm in the Philippines for over a decade, this short documentary by James J. Robinson is at once a documentary exploration of his mother’s life in Quezon City before she migrated to Australia; but also a deeper insight into life in 70’s Manila under martial law, and the nature of memory.

Scheduled for release late 2020.



5:00: A Minute Out of Balance (2018)
Directed, shot and edited by James J. Robinson
Produced and presented by Pseushi

One minute of direct cinema in the city that never sleeps. Exploring the duality of morning and evening in one of the world’s most densley populated areas. Inspired by Koyaanisquatsi (1982), with a score sampling James’s high school choir and Anrdrei Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev (1966).



Apollo Health Club, 1995 (2017)
Directed and written by James J. Robinson
Produced by Rachael Morrow
Shot by Amy Dellar.

An all-women’s health club in the mid-90s goes on lockdown when a camera is discovered in the changerooms by a new cleaner.

Produced as James’s thesis film at Swinburne University of Technology, a version of the film was premiered by i-D Magazine with the narrative entirely restructed and dialogue removed in protest to his professors at film school taking too much control over the final product.



Summer Camp Cosmos (2017)
Directed, shot and edited by James J. Robinson

Premiered with Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017, this short film is narrated by a Chinese exchange student’s lonely missed phone call to her family.


            © James J. Robinson, 2020   
Mark