It doesn’t get much more local than Lido Cinema’s 8K Radius Film Series, a collection of short films about real people from the surrounding area directed by award winning Australian director, writer, producer and editor Clayton Jacobson (Kenny).
There are eight films in total, each of which runs for four minutes, with Jacobson acting as a fly on the wall as each story is narrated by its star. Some of the characters you’ll meet include Pekx, a blind champion power weightlifter and remedial therapist; Ben, an instrument maker; DJs Fab and Max who run the nearby vinyl record store and café Alley Tunes; and Jaya, a Bollywood dance teacher.
Jacobson worked with Lido owner Eddie Tamir on the series to promote the idea that cinemas are community centres for everyone, and that everyday lives can be both engaging and extraordinary. The series will premier to audiences on the evening of July 23, while each short will also play ahead of regular features at the Lido across the following week.