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Project: 'Jali' live performance (filming + photos)

When comedian and mate Oliver Twist asked us to film his one-man theatre show, we were down and ready for some laughs. And although we laughed, we were also moved, inspired, humbled, and left deeply reflective about our lives.

Last updated: 23rd November 2022   |   2 min read

For Oliver Twist/Jubilee St Management - January 2022.
Filmed on location at Seymour Centre during Sydney Festival 2022.

Jali is the name of writer/performer Oliver Twist's debut theatre show, and its usage couldn't be more fitting; as he takes us through his life, his escape from Rwanda, and his eventual arrival in Australia to pursue his career as a stand-up comic.

Our job was to capture the entire live performance on video so that it could be used to pitch the show to venues worldwide. We were also asked to capture some photos of Oliver during rehearsal to document the lighting setups, as well as provide additional marketing material for promotion. At face value, it was a simple request to get nice shots of the play, but we're so glad we were given the freedom to take it where we wanted — making the most of the dramatic lighting, the moving themes, and the magnetic personality of Oliver.

"When the music changes, so does the dance."

It's a rewarding feeling to be able to work on projects that you believe in, with content that you genuinely love, and we love Jali. It's full of sincerity, vivid storytelling, humour, and deep introspection. Since filming with Oliver in Sydney, he has taken the show around Australia and is now settling in to a new life in the UK, where Jali will meet its first international audience.

We're looking forward to seeing where the show goes and how it grows, changes, and inspires audiences along the way. We're big fans of Oliver's and are just thrilled to have been involved, even in a small way, in the wonderful show that is Jali.

Words: Wendy Lee
Photography: Jungle House
DoP: Tom Gilligan
Additional Camera: Tristan Casin
Editor: Wendy Lee

1 x 60min video
180 x stills

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