Eros Shine Award Nomination!

Can't believe it but Poison Apple Productions and a whole lot of awesome feminist erotic/porn makers have been nominated this year for Best Porn Production or Production Company.

Please click here and cast your vote for Poison Apple Productions and prove to the mainstream industry that there is a desire for alternative/feminist porn and erotica.

I will also be eternally grateful!


So where have you been?

Yeah, I’m sure that is what you have all been asking.  I must be one of the worst bloggers on the planet.  I always think about it and tell myself that I must do it, but then life and creating get in the way and I forget.

So what have I been doing?


Still from video made for Falling

Firstly, I did an art collaboration called Falling with Australian sculpture Annee Miron, Finnish chorographer Favela Vera Ortiz and Finnish dancer Sanne From.   

Video image being projected on sculpture by Annee Miron
 I haven’t made any video art before.  I’ve made plenty of experimental films in my early filmmaking days so there were elements of getting back to my roots, but I’m not sure about this art thing.  It seems a lot harder to make a living from it and I think you need to be even more dedicated to do art here in Australia than you do filmmaking.

Still from the film version of the dance Myoclonic.

Also, I had a chance to shoot some more footage for Doing it Her Way.  

Zahra Stardust

All of Australia’s feminist pornographers got together for Porno Camp.  It was a great weekend of skill sharing and networking.  I finally got to meet and interview the political Zahra Stardust, and the very reclusive Ms Naughty. As well as shoot some observational footage of the weekend.

Ms Naughty

On the set of "New Tricks" shooting "Doing it Her Way."

I also got to meet Morgana Muse, who won first prize at the Joy awards last year.  I’m hoping to do an interview with her in the near future.  She generously let me shoot behind the scenes on her new film “New Tricks” which was great and made me miss making erotic films, but hopefully we will be collaborating on a project in the near future!


Finally, this Saturday 1st June at 11am  Making it Handmade” will be playing at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.  I’ll be there for chats and craft afterwards, so if you are anywhere near come and say Hello!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope your year is filled with love, happiness and creative times. 

I have promised myself that I will write more regular blog posts...you must all be sick of hearing about how slack I am in this regard!

Until I return to teaching at Uni this year, I have a whole 2 months that I can power on with my own film work.  I also decided to do less teaching this year so that I can concentrate on filmmaking.

As stated in my last post I have been working on a new documentary entitled "Doing it Her way.", which is exploring the rise of feminist porn here in Australia and overseas too.  I actually filmed some of it while I was in Berlin in 2009.  At this stage I have been doing interviews with some of the amazing Australian women making great erotica/porn. 

Angela White

Gala Vanting

Liandra Dahl

The motivation to return to this project came after heated discussion with a student about women in pornography.  Yet again this cliche idea of women being victims within this industry came up, and I listened to stereotype after stereotype about what sort of women work in the adult industry.  So to that student, you know who you are, I'm not mentioning your name here as I know you have a desire for a political career and I'm sure being mentioned on a blog that talks about porn is not the type of publicity you would like!

Til next post.