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Gaston Melies and his Wondering StarFilm Company

Directed by

Raphael Millet

Year

Runtime

2015

60 minutes

Genre

Documentary

Language

English, French

Synopsis

In 1912-1913, while his brother Georges Melies was still filming imaginary trips in his Parisian studio, Gaston Melies took a ten-month long trip around the world, producing over 60 fiction and non fiction movies on location in Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java, Singapore, Cambodia and Japan. He wanted the “real” thing”.

He filmed with the locals, being one of the first to give Polynesians, Maoris, Aborigines and Khmers a chance to appear on screen. In Singapore, he filmed two fictions, The Poisoned Darts shot in Pasir Ris, and Hise Chinese Friend, as well as two documentaries, A Chinese Funeral and A Day at Singapore.

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Producer(s)

Olivier Bohler

Produced by

Nocturnes Productions, Phish Communications

International Sales/Distribution

Cast

Gaston Melies

Tags

2015, Documentary, Film, Archival, Footage, French

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