Last of the Independents

ABC to screen Deakin film-maker Kevin Anderson's latest doco this Sunday.

The film chronicles the last days of the Faram Bros Hardware in Port Melbourne and deals with the impact of changing demographics in inner urban areas, the resulting sense of loss and the need for renewal, says Kevin Anderson.
The film chronicles the last days of the Faram Bros Hardware in Port Melbourne and deals with the impact of changing demographics in inner urban areas, the resulting sense of loss and the need for renewal, says Kevin Anderson.

Last of the Independents, the documentary made by Deakin University's Kevin Anderson, is being screened on ABC1 this Sunday at 1.05pm.

The film chronicles the last days of the Faram Bros Hardware in Port Melbourne and deals with the impact of changing demographics in inner urban areas, the resulting sense of loss and the need for renewal.

Kevin Anderson ACS is a lecturer in Film and Digital Media in the School of Communication and Creative Arts.

A multi-award winning cinematographer and filmmaker, Kevin has been in the film and television industry for over twenty-five years.

He has worked as a Cinematographer, Director, Writer and Editor across a number of formats and program types, recently writing, directing and shooting the one hour documentaries In The Realm of the Hackers and Trial by Fire, both of which screened on ABC television.

His script for In The Realm of the Hackers was a finalist in the 2003 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

As well as shooting the feature film The Still Point, Kevin has also been the Cinematographer on many award winning television documentaries including Rainbow Bird and Monster Man, The Buchenwald Ball, Angel, Riot or Revolution, Troubled Minds: The Lithium Revolution, The Fabric of a Dream, Thomson of
Arnhem Land, On The Line and Kakadu: Land of the Crocodile.

Prior to his appointment at Deakin Kevin also lectured in Film and Video Production at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, the School of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts, Open Channel and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. 

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