Storytelling Matters…

FACES of CLAY is a short factual film that was created in March 2019 – it’s a collection of stories, both raw and real. The film was first screened as part of the Adelaide Fringe and The Art of Being Human Exhibition.

Our creative approach invited the audience to experience the power of people, place, stories, and art. Faces Of Clay takes you on a personal journey with people who have experienced homelessness and the loss of a loved one to suicide.

See why they joined with a group of Creatives from different backgrounds to create art and to openly tell their story. This short film powerfully, yet gently focuses on the lives of four people affected by abandonment, depression, traumatic grief, and addiction.

Activist, the Artist, and the Outcast

The film also highlights the archetypical qualities of the Activist, the Artist, and the Outcast and gives the audience insight into how they often merge as one. This merging of archetypes reveals how we can heal our own humanity as well as our larger community. Elizabeth Ellames founder of Real Deal Productions and Harvey Newland-Harman  teamed up to film the acclaimed artist Scott Eames while he created clay sculptures of each person.

The film invites the audience into the world of the sculptor, the charities and the world of the recovering model, and how the three coming together creates a window into the life and spirit of the Artist, the Activist, and the Outcast.

The result is a heartfelt experience of the humans in and behind the art and the power of genuine validation.

SCREENING – The film premiere was at the Mercury Cinema on March 14th, 2019

Why we did this film…

This project was a genuine invitation to participate in a social change venture and all who chose to collaborate on this project were committed to creating the possibility and opportunity for personal growth on many levels – Moreover, everyone on the project has grown in their own humanity. No matter whether they were in production, storytelling, creating or making an appearance – they were all progressing their own potential or personal mastery, which in turn has added great value to the collective outcome of the project.

Elizabeth Ellames and Harvey Newland-Harman


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