'The Way of the Showman' - The life and times of Captain Frodo is Carnival Cinema's new online series. Made by 2 friends over 10 years and shot all over the world it is an intimate and entertaining series taking you behind the scenes and into the life of Captain Frodo renowned circus/sideshow/variety performer and self described 'Modern Showman'. Shot cut and directed by Hamish McCormick Carnival Cinema
This is a teaser for Carnival Cinema's new online series - The Way of the Showman: The life and times of Captain Frodo. Made by 2 friends over 10 years and shot all over the world this intimate and entertaining series takes you behind the scenes and into the life of this self described 'Modern Showman'.
Featured song - "The Car Song" by The Cat Empire thecatempire.com
Shot, Cut and directed by Hamish McCormick
Produced by Hamish McCormick & Captain Frodo
The Way of The Showman // Sideshow 1# (MA 15+)
WARNING: a flash of Nudity + Sideshow stunts. The Way of the Showman: The Life and Times of Captain Frodo. This is a new web series brought to you by Carnival Cinema. This episode - Sideshow 1# is part of "The Low- Fi years".The footage of The Kamikaze Freakshow was salvaged off a VHS that the Captain had which had been duplicated that many times it was falling apart. Big respect goes out to John Kamikaze, Sib and Tony Rooke who appear in this episode. We hope you enjoy this episode and look out for 'Sideshow 2#' coming soon.
Featured music by out mates from Blue Grassy Knoll bluegrassyknoll.com Music during sword swallow - Mikelangelo
Shot, Cut & Directed by Hamish McCormick Produced by Hamish McCormick & captain Frodo
The Way of The Showman // Sideshow 2#
The Way of the Showman: The Life and Times of Captain Frodo. This is a new web series brought to you by Carnival Cinema. This episode - Sideshow 2# is part of "The Low- Fi years". Featuring segments from the years spent in The Happy Sideshow Big respect goes out to The Space Cowboy, Shep Huntly and Tigerlil who appear in this episode. We hope you enjoy this episode.. Featured music by out mates from Blue Grassy Knoll bluegrassyknoll.com
Shot, Cut & Directed by Hamish McCormick Produced by Hamish McCormick & captain Frodo
The Way of The Showman // Act Analysis 1#
The Way of the Showman: The Life and Times of Captain Frodo. This is a new web series brought to you by Carnival Cinema. This episode - Captain talks about some of the finer points of his signature Tennis Racket act. Featuring footage from the national Circus festival 2007 and his routine from La Clique and La Soiree. More La Soiree at - la-soiree.com We hope you enjoy this episode.. Featured music by out mates from Blue Grassy Knoll bluegrassyknoll.com
Shot, Cut & Directed by Hamish McCormick Produced by Hamish McCormick & captain Frodo carnivalchronicles.tv
The Way of The Showman // 'Confetti and Aardvarks'
The Way of the Showman: The Life and Times of Captain Frodo. This is a new web series brought to you by Carnival Cinema. This episode - The secrets of confetti and a glimpse at what makes the Captain tic.
A dark little short film featuring Captain Frodo & Hamish McCormick
The Carnival Chronicles - Web Series
A short form web series from Carnival Cinema that ranges from 'behind the scenes' to interviews, Artist and company profiles, short films and skill clips from the Australian circus,sideshow community and some International circus crew too. Carnival Cinema has literally hundreds of hours of footage shot over the last 10 years sitting collecting dust and the idea of The Carnival Chronicles has been floating around for years so here it comes for your viewing pleasure.
This episode of The Carnival Chronicles 'Juggle' brings you the awesomely talented Olivia Porter (3 is a Crowd, Circus Oz) as she gives us a casual demo of her unique juggling style, filmed in The Garden of Unearthly Delights during Adelaide Fringe 2013.
Carnival Chronicles: Hand Balance - Danik Abishev
Hand Balance. In this Episode of The Carnival Chronicles the amazing Danik Abishev (Limbo, Tom Tom Crew) gives an incredible demo of his Hand Balancing (he started when he was 4), filmed in The Garden of Unearthly Delights during Adelaide Fringe 2013. carnivalchronicles.tv
This Carnival Chronicles episode takes you 'behind the scenes' with renowned Circus/physical theatre company Casus, as they talk 'eggs, friendship and creating shows'.
Hailing out of Brisbane and currently taking the world by storm, Casus brings humanity into circus through a breathtaking and fragile display of skills. Through bold, quirky and captivating performance the four members of Casus (Emma Serjeant, Jesse Scott, Natano Fa'anana and Lachaln McAulay) bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into this innovative work, having previously performed extensively in Australia and around the world with C!RCA, Legs on the Wall, Polytoxic, and Briefs Collective.
Formed mid 2011, Casus present their premier work Knee Deep. Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, probing the limits of both physicality and feeling. casus.com.au facebook.com/CompanyCasus
Carnival Chronicles : In conversation with Jess Love
The Carnival Chronicles brings you a candid conversation with the extremely talented Jess Love (La Soiree, Candy Butchers, Circus Oz, Circa, La Clique, The Burlesque Hour, Duckie - the list goes on) about the creative process when she was making her first solo show - 'And the Little one Said....'. Australian born Jess graduated from Melbourne’s National Institute of Circus Arts with a Bachelor of Circus Arts in 2003. Her specialties are hula-hoops, tumbling, acrobatics, skipping, double trapeze and hoop diving. jesslove.co.uk Music: Flap - flap.net.au/ & Timothy carroll - timothycarroll.bandcamp.com/
Carnival Chronicles: Behind the curtain with CANTINA 2011
The Carnival Chronicles takes you backstage to have a chat with some of the cast of CANTINA in Melbourne March 2011. A brilliant cast of Australia’s most experienced and respected creators of new circus join forces in this new classic of vaudeville, magic, music and remarkable displays of dance and acrobatics. Immerse yourself in the world that is Cantina. Cantina performers featured in video - CHELSEA MCGUFFIN (Circa) MOZES (Acrobat) DAVID CARBERRY (Circa) DANIEL CATLOW (Tom Tom Cew) HENNA KAIKULA (Cirkus Cirkör) NARA DEMASSON (Vulgargrad)
Carnival Chronicles: Tom Tom Crew Teeterboard Training 2009
In this episode of Carnival Chronicles we are at a teeterboard training session with the Tom Tom Crew at the National Circus Festival (Golconda Tasmania) in 2009. Acrobats - Tom Flanagan (circus oz, Kaput, Fruit Flys), Mali de Goey (Acrobat,Briefs,Circus Oz), Dan Catlow (Cantina,Fruit Flys) and Shane Witt (Circus Oz) with the help of fellow ex fruities Dave Carberry (Cantina, Circa, Fruit, Flys) and Darcy Grant (Circa, Fruit Flys). Tom Tom Crew - facebook.com/tomtomcrew Music by Mr Ben Walsh and the Crusty Suitcase Band - groovelands.com/
Carnival Chronicles : Behind The Scenes with The Pitts Family Circus 2007
We caught up backstage at The Garden of Unearthly Delights in 2007 with The Pitts. About The Pitts - The Pitts are a circus family from Tasmania. Their show fuses highly skilled acrobatics with unusual juggling, bizarre contortion and off-beat humour to provide a stunning and hilarious show that reminds us of the benefits of marrying strangers ... Featuring special guest the smallest acrobat in the world....The amazing Wee Pitt! With over 15 years of experience performing in over 14 countries, in circuses, theatres and on the street, The Pitts have thrilled audiences the world over with their odd-ball sight gags, comical contortions and audience interactions. thepitts.com.au
Carnival Chronicles: The Great Gordo Gamsby - Human Rigging Suspension 2011
The Carnival Chronicles brings you - The Great Gordo Gamsby and Ben Lewis perform the Human Rigging Suspension for only the 2nd time at The National Circus Festival, Lonestar Tasmania 2011. - Intro music by Zirco Circus - youtube.com/user/zircovideo
Carnival Chronicles: Bush High Wire Session - National Circus Festival 2011
High Wire at the National Circus Festival, Golconda Tasmania, Australia 2011 - Video by Carnival Cinema
Funambulist's - Jess McCrindle Mitch Jones Kane Peterson Rockie Stone Ruby Rowat
'Stomach' gives us a glimpse into the world of Aerial Manx the world’s most extreme sword swallower as he pushes his craft beyond anything ever attempted before and explores his personal struggle between being an artist and an entertainer. It’s a film about physical art, love and identity, pushing the limits and how your actions affect those that care for you the most.
27 mins - screened ABC1,19th of March 2013. Produced by Julie Eckersly & Michael McMahon Executive Produced by Tony Ayres Cinematography by Richard Kickbush Edited by Annabelle Johnson Composed by Michael Lira
Presented by Matchbox Pictures in association with Film Victoria and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Stomach - Trailer
Stomach // Excerpt - Slow motion sword swallow back flip
STOMACH (Director Interview) Tuesday 19 March at 10pm, ABC1
A behind the scenes interview with Director Hamish McCormick ( Carnival Cinema)
Contact // Aerial Manx
From the cutting room floor.
National Circus Festival - Multi Platform Documentary
Currently In Development
The National Circus Festival : The Heart of a Community
Is a multi platform documentary project that Carnival Cinema has been developing. It will take the form of a documentary, an interactive website and a printed 'zine'. After an initial successful Pozible campaign we are currently seeking additional funding to complete the project.
Written, directed, shot n Cut
& Creatively Produced by
By Hamish McCormick
“Is the materialistic nature of our culture a negative influence on our creativity? Are we estranged from ourselves and simple pleasures like, tasting, touching and smelling? Are we under pressure to consume and achieve, work longer hours and compare ourselves to others? There seems to be little sense of ease in the competitive world. The Circus Festival is out to change all that by nurturing the human spirit and the artist in us all.” - Tony Rooke, Festival Creator