>Neon Blue - Barbara Bolt

>At long last, it's finished & delivered!


In 2008, Australian artist Barbara Bolt was selected by the BBC World Service & The Slade School of Fine Art to document her artistic process in a twelve-minute film. What began as a simple exploration of her work soon took on a far more personal tone as filmmakers David Liu & Chris Pahlow learnt of Barbara’s emotional struggles, feelings of isolation & alienation, and her obsession with light. Light, and in particular neon blue, underpins Barbara’s work. This short documentary charts Barbara’s love of neon blue and explores its relevance to her life – both personal and artistic.

This project was a really great experience! It was an absolute pleasure working with Dave. He is a great filmmaker, and I learned a lot from him. Nat, as always, was simply stunning. Her soundtrack really lifts the documentary to the next level.

And I have to say, Barb was also amazing to work with. It was an incredible experience watching her artworks form an develop. She is not only a wonderful artist, she was also a dream documentary subject: warm, open, professional.

I feel very luck to have been part of this project! Everything went smoothly, and the final product is a film that I am very happy with. I look forward to working again with everyone involved!

Chris Pahlow

Chris Pahlow is an independent writer/director currently in post-production on his debut feature film PLAY IT SAFE. Chris has been fascinated with storytelling since he first earned his pen license and he’s spent the last ten years bringing stories to life through music videos, documentaries, and short films.