Past Sunshine Coast Event: VOL 19

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The vision from a couple of lifestyle engineers

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

Jonny and Esther Bundellu are a brother and sister team dedicated to their lifestyle brand GURU LIFE. They describe the harsh truths of vision and how it has played out in their lives. Vision can sometimes be a cruel mistress and the initial intentions of it can sometimes manifest into unique yet wonderful ways if you are open to it.

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A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

"I just felt like there was something else in me that needed to be expressed and released to the world."

In A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, Alex Mearing talks about her vision for her work and how she has been building her brand and using social media to create and capture a market all over the world.

Based on the Sunshine Coast but with a global vision, Alex is a fashion designer who handcrafts made to measure, individually designed gowns and one of a kind wedding dresses. She also has a swimwear label called Klams. While she produces these in Brisbane, she sells them exclusively online through her website.  

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Pulp, Trash, Love!

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

"It all started with a mad dream, and somehow I managed to get that out of the ether and onto the big screen. It's a kind of an alchemy and a magical process when you think about. Dreams can come true, even if they are horribly true."

In Pulp, Trash, Love! from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, we hear from Andrew Leavold, an unrepentant and voracious fan of the pulpier aspects of genre cinema. Documenting his hunt for the enigmatic two-foot-nine Filipino James Bond, Andrew has since toured the world with his feature length documentary The Search For Weng Weng (2013). A PhD candidate at Brisbane's Griffith University, Leavold's thesis is soon to be published as a book entitled "Bamboo Gods And Bionic Boys: A History Of Pulp Film-making In The Philippines”.  Now based in Maroochydore, Andrew Leavold owned and managed Brisbane's Trash Video, the largest cult video rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a film-maker, published author, researcher, film festival curator, musician, TV presenter, and above all, pulp cinema devotee. 

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The Planting - growing a green festival of living!

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

Growing from a weekend working bee into Woodfordia’s second flagship festival, The Planting is emerging as a distinctive celebration of innovation in the arts, humanities and earth sciences. Mandi McIntyre is a Cultural Producer, keenly interested in social, economic and cultural development and exchange in our societies and she heads the programme for The Planting Festival, which has grown out of the work and ethos of the Woodford Folk Festival.

Mandi McIntyre
Festival Producer, Woodfordia Inc in Sunshine Coast
Wallea Eaglehawk
Sociologist, Curator, Blogger, Entrepreneur in Nambour
Stefan Dunlop
Painter, Self in Tinbeerwah
Alex Mearing
Fashion Designer in Noosa Heads
Esther Bundellu
Lifestyle engineer, Guru Life in Moffat Beach
Andrew Leavold
Filmmaker, Self-Employed in Maroochydore
Nycole Prowse
Director, Educator and Artist, Peripheral Arts in Eudlo
Lisa Raith
Director, Educator and Artist, Peripheral Arts in Diddillibah