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Project of the Day: 'Headhunt Revisited'

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 14, 2014 at 12:07PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Headhunt Revisited

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Headhunt Revisited"

Tweetable Logline: A documentary about exploration, art that spans oceans, decades, and Melanesian culture.

Elevator Pitch: HEADHUNT REVISITED is a documentary film about the power of Caroline Mytinger's art to span oceans and decades. The film retraces Caroline’s improbable journey to Melanesia in the 1920's, then known as the land of headhunters, to paint portraits of the native islanders. 80 years later her paintings have inspired two contemporary artists. American photographer Michele Westmorland and Papua New Guinean painter Jeffry Feeger, who motivated by Caroline's art, have created their own modern interpretations of Melanesians. HEADHUNT REVISITED illustrates with paintings, photography and filmmaking, that all forms of art are instrumental in communicating stories of culture and tradition.

Production Team:

Michele Westmorland, Director
Kimberlee Bassford, Producer

About the Production: Artist, Caroline Mytinger, realized the enormous impact that western influence was having on indigenous peoples and wanted to capture changing cultural traditions before they vanished forever. This led Caroline to Melanesia, where there are over 800 unique cultures. Caroline wanted to paint portraits of her subjects depicting the pride and dignity they deserved. As a photographer, I wanted to take photos showing that same sense of pride - to tell the story of change in Melanesia – to open eyes and minds to a place only a small population of the world even knows about.

Current Status: Post-Production

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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