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Paul Matereke, Robert Herbert & Jenny Ward


The Celluloid Domain is the brainchild of Sydney based

Zimbabwean-Australian filmmaker, Paul Matereke. A year in the making, the film centres around the Art Gallery of New South Wales' uniquely all-35mm film program and its exceptionally talented curator, Robert Herbert. As a budding young artist, Paul explores Robert's 20+ year career in the film industry and uses the knowledge gained to inform his own ambitions. The film includes intimate interviews with Sydney locals & cinephiles, and showcases the immensely interesting world of Celluloid film. Robert handles these films; which he considers an art form like any other, with the utmost care and respect. Much like the largely forgotten world of film projection, Robert represents a rare breed of people. His commitment to preserving the art of cinema proves to be an inspiration to the younger generation of filmmakers, and highlights the significance of remembering and maintaining the treasures of the past.

Directed by Paul Matereke

Produced by Paul Matereke & Sean Burns 

Edited by Paul Matereke

Animation & VA Composition by Sean Burns

Music by Paul Matereke and John Leigh Calder & his Band 

Sound by SoundFirm Australia

Filmed at The Art Gallery of New South Wales


22 Minutes

Rated PG

Available through SBS Australia


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